2004 Weinbach, Domaine Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg Cuvee St Catherine l'Inedit

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  • Riesling
  • 3L
  • WS 92
  • WA 91

Reviews for 2004 Weinbach, Domaine Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg Cuvee St Catherine l'Inedit

WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, July 2006
Bursting with apricot grapefruit and floral notes here's an opulent Riesling that makes a statement yet remains grounded with a vibrant structure and fine mineral character. Drink now through 2015. 135 cases imported. (BS)
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2008
With the 2004 Riesling Schlossberg Cuvee Saint Catherine l'Inedit the vintage shows its forte capturing loads of pungently spicy resinous citrus zesty honeyed musky botrytis-inflected ripeness yet a well-contained degree... With the 2004 Riesling Schlossberg Cuvee Saint Catherine l'Inedit the vintage shows its forte capturing loads of pungently spicy resinous citrus zesty honeyed musky botrytis-inflected ripeness yet a well-contained degree of bitterness more than offset by the wine's sheer richness not to mention nearly 30 grams of residual sugar. Candied citrus marmalade and marzipan give this a patisserie-like cast but the finishing sweetness remains discreet. Where there's smoke there may eventually be fire and I would opt for enjoying this botrytis-inflected beauty over the next 5-7 years but on no account lose track of it in the cellar! The dynamic trio of Fallers continues to bottle some of France's (hardly just Alsace's) richest and most flamboyant wines. Beginning with 2005 all of their vineyards are being biodynamically farmed. Laurence Faller finds their 2005s in general "more focused and clear" (this was especially true of Riesling) despite their often prominent botrytis component and the 2004s richer. I suppose it goes without saying but one has to carefully scrutinize each Weinbach label so numerous are the cuvees. And as wonderful as is the distinctiveness exhibited by the vast majority of wines here even a geek like yours truly could be forgiven for asking whether somewhat fewer different ottling might benefit consumers as well as journalists!