2012AlbertMannSchlossberg2012 Domaine Albert Mann, Riesling, Schlossberg Grand Cru, Alsace France.
Showing class and beauty the Albert Mann Schlossberg Grand Cru Riesling is hitting all the right notes with verve and poise, this is very crafted wine from a domaine that is wonderfully re-vitalized and producing some really fantastic offerings. The vibrant and youthful 2012 Schlossberg has some real depth and complexity, but can be enjoyed now as well, it starts with lime and rose petal detail and gathers richness with air, peach, clove and shale unfold with a few swirls, with layers of wet stones, apricot, lemon and verbena all coming forward on the palate. Good fruit density, ripeness and textural mouth feel, but with lifting acidity and structure to hold everything together, again this is elegant and terroir focused Riesling that has a nice mineral spice and steely nature with a lovely long finish that lingers with pineapple, mixed citrus and light earthy/loamy tones. This is wonderfully flavorful dry Riesling from one of Alsace’s best crus, right up there with Weinbach and Trimbach, drink the Albert Mann over the coming 7 to 10 years.
($45 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive

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