Hugel ‘Grosse Laue’ Alsace Riesling 2011

Riesling from France - Alsace
Review Date : 05-Apr-2017
Straw-yellow colour with some depth. This is very elegantly concentrated on bouquet with finesse of presentation and exceptional penetrating intensity, showing lime fruit with complex, toasty secondary development and some subtle honied notes adding richness. Dry to taste and fullish bodied, the palate has deeply concentrated flavours of limes, toast and honey forming a solid, rounded core with plenty of body and presence. The wine is carried by underlying power, and balance by a fine cutting thread of acidity. Fine phenolic textures provide linearity and the wine carries to a very long, lingering, dry finish with toasty complexity and suggestions of kerosene. This is a wine of power, now showing the development of secondary toasty complexities. 100% Riesling from four plots in the ‘Schoenenbourg’ grand cru site, vines 30 y.o., fermented to 14.4% alc. and 3.7 g/L RS, TA 6.2 g/L and pH 3.3. 18.5/20 Apr 2017 RRP $132.95

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