2013WeinbachSchlossberg2013 Domaine Weinbach, Riesling Schlossberg, Grand Cru, Alsace France.
With the tragic loss of Laurence, Weinbach’s beautiful and gifted winemaker last year and the recent passing of the matriarch Catherine, Domaine Weinbach has suffered and the family is in our hearts. I have long been a fan of these wines and it was very sad to hear this last years terrible news, I really admire this Domaine and the class and level of quality, and the latest releases are simply stunning especially the Rieslings. The 2013 Weinbach Schlossberg Grand Cru is beautifully detailed with dynamic freshness and vibrancy showing bright citrus, white flowers, light rose petals, spice and mineral tones flowing from the start. The palate is vivid with lemon/lime, white peach, tangy apricot and tangerine along with dry sea salt, flinty stones and clove spiciness, everything feels tight and focused, though there is hidden density and richness that will come out over the next 3 to 5 years. This is gorgeous Riesling that gives lots of energy and youthful pleasure now, but should and will develop into a majestic wine, and certainly it will deserve more attention. This example of dry Riesling is more acid driven than in years past, but still has great levels of extract and complexity, it has layers of everything you’d ever want or need in a great wine, it is really impressive stuff, I highly recommend putting some of this and the other 2013 Rieslings in your cellar and drink over the next 10 years, best from 2016 to 2022.
($50 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive

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