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2010 Weinbach, Domaine Pinot Gris Altenbourg Cuvee d'Or Quintessence de Grains Nobles

  • Pinot Gris
  • 500ML
  • ST98
  • WA97

Reviews

ST98
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
Bright yellow-gold. Captivating aromas of spicy apple pie dried apricot caramelized kumquat marzipan and sexy botrytis on the very pure penetrating nose. Extremely fresh and clean with harmonious acidity lifting the... Bright yellow-gold. Captivating aromas of spicy apple pie dried apricot caramelized kumquat marzipan and sexy botrytis on the very pure penetrating nose. Extremely fresh and clean with harmonious acidity lifting the ripe tropical fruit cinnamon-spiced apple and passion fruit flavors. This massively concentrated wine manages to stay unbelievably graceful and balanced despite its huge richness. Its extremely persistent lingering flavor of baked cinnamon apple and mouthwatering acidity are unforgettable. I can best describe this wine by telling you it's very much like a eating a liquid tarte tatin. Get a load of these numbers: 221 g/l residual sugar 10.6 g/l total acidity 3.4 pH and only 9.5% alcohol. 98(+?) -- Ian D'Agata
WA97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
The Weinbach 2010 Pinot Gris Altenbourg Quintessence de Grains Nobles Cuvee d’Or shares with its 2009 counterpart not only sheer viscosity and honeyed botrytis influence but also a distinct muskmelon concentration... The Weinbach 2010 Pinot Gris Altenbourg Quintessence de Grains Nobles Cuvee d’Or shares with its 2009 counterpart not only sheer viscosity and honeyed botrytis influence but also a distinct muskmelon concentration. Haunting scents of green tea, lemon grass and jasmine rise above the aromatic intimations of honey and melon, while candied lemon rind and crystallized ginger serve for intensely piquant counterpoint on voluminous yet buoyant palate. This flows into a finish of explosive brightness, informed by fresh lemon and grapefruit that more than balance out this remarkable elixir’s honeyed richness. Expect memorable, vibrant performances past mid-century, accompanied by who-can-say-what additional complexity, given the extent of nuance already detectable amid so much overall energy and intensity. - David Schildknecht

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