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2008 Domaine Barmes-Buecher Riesling Hengst
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Albert Hertz, Eguisheim
About Domaine Barmes-Buecher

Husband and wife team Francois and Genevieve Barmes created Domaine Barmes-Buecher in 1985 from family land owned since the 17th century. Today, after the death of Francois, Genevieve carries on their life’s work, managing 30 acres in Alsace, around the towns of Wettolsheim, Turckheim, and Wintzenheim.

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2008 Domaine Barmes-Buecher Riesling Hengst

Producer: Domaine Barmes-Buecher
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Riesling
Origin: France
Region: Alsace

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92(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2010

(13.5% alcohol, 4.2 g/l r.s. and 9.4 acidity) Medium yellow. Superripe, soil-driven aromas of stone fruits, pineapple, peach, mace and crushed stone. Broad, rich and suave on the palate; very ripe, even creamy, but dry. With its building flavors of lemon peel, minerals and crushed stone, this firmly structured riesling really tightens up on the back end. An impressive vin de terroir that should enjoy a slow and graceful evolution in bottle. Francois Barmes has made a consistently superb set of rieslings in 2008, with low residual sugar and strong acidity.

91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Now I Understand Riesling
by Craig13667384
I have long believed that the Reisling grape is the epitome of white wine excellence. Now I have proof positive. One bottle of the 2008 Domaine Barmes-Buecher Reisling has the potential to convert any serious wine drinker - red or white - to a Riesling enthusiast.
by Syrah/Shiraz240836
Beautiful nose, bone dry


Albert Hertz, Eguisheim
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