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About Domaine Dirler-Cade
Founded in 1871 by one Jean Dirler in southern Alsace, this family-owned domain is now run, five generations later, by another Jean Dirler. Though it bottles Pinot Noir, the domain is best known for its dry, classically structured, mineral-rich white Alsace varietals.
93(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September 2012
Bright, full yellow. Enticing marmelady botrytis-loaded aromas and flavors of smoke, peach, apricot, and flint, with a whiff of cinnamon and nutmeg. Then powerful and penetrating, with high but harmonious acidity concentrated by the botrytis really lifting the intense spicy tropical fruit character. Finishes with a pronounced element of smoked sausage and honeyed mango fruit cocktail. Currently very showy; needs plenty of time to develop more complexity and grace.