Hugel ‘Schoelhammer’ Alsace Riesling 2008

Riesling from France - Alsace
Review Date : 05-Apr-2017
Bright straw-yellow colour with slight golden hues at the heart. The bouquet is softly packed with real density of complex secondary and tertiary development aromas, showing rich, savoury citrus fruit entwined with toasty and waxy notes and definite petroleum elements. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, this has great fruit weight, extraction and presence with complex toasty and kerosene flavours, and mineral undertones, on a crisp and zesty palate. The mouthfeel is slippery and mouthwatering combining richness and cut. This has plenty of liveliness and tension, the wine flowing along a very fine textured line, leading to a refined, stylishly restrained finish. This is approaching maturity, but will continue to develop for many years. 100% Riesling from the 0.63 ha ‘Schoelhammer’ site in the ‘Schoenenbourg’ grand cru, vines 23 y.o., fermented to 12.35% alc. and 2.7 g/L RS, TA 7.85 g/L and pH 3.03. 2,534 bottles made. 19.0-/20 Apr 2017 RRP $204.95

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