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2004 Domaine Weinbach Riesling Schlossberg Selection de Grains Nobles (500 ml)
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Albert Hertz, Eguisheim
About Domaine Weinbach

Domaine Weinbach was established in 1610 by the Capuchin monks who also gave their name to the domaine's most prized vineyard, Clos des Capucins. The estate itself got the name Weinbach--which literally translates to "wine brook"--from a little stream that trickles through the property.

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2004 Domaine Weinbach Riesling Schlossberg Selection de Grains Nobles (500 ml)

Producer: Domaine Weinbach
Style: Sweet Wine
Grape Type: Riesling
Origin: France
Region: Alsace

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96 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2006

($324; 110 g/l r.s. and 7.4 grams of acidity) Racy, spicy, rot-ennobled aromas of fresh pineapple, crystallized citrus peel, orange marmalade and honey. Glyceral-thick and silky on entry, then the bracing acids take over the palate, giving extraordinary intensity and penetration to this exhilarating wine. A great expression of pure botrytis, with a mounting, palate-staining finish that goes on for minutes. This will make for great drinking over the next 20 years. This one hit my G-spot.

96 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Albert Hertz, Eguisheim
About Alsace

Alsace has been almost pathologically ignored by the American wine-drinking public for generations--a real mystery in light of the great number of juicy, pure wines produced in this picture-postcard region of northeastern France.
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The Riesling grape may scare away some wine novices. In Germany, where the grape reaches its finest expression, labels hew to a rigid, abstruse set of classifications, leaving newcomers with little idea what they may be looking at. Furthermore, many wine drinkers' early experiences with sweet wines from Germany (think Blue Nun), have not been especially rewarding. We say that it's your loss if you continue to fear the...
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