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2011 Domaine Barmes-Buecher Riesling Tradition
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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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2011 Domaine Barmes-Buecher Riesling Tradition

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

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88 Points | International Wine Cellar , September 2012

Bright pale straw with golden highlights.  Tropical fruit, herbs and minerals on the nose.  Then simple and fresh on the palate, with ripe apple and pear flavors that persist nicely on the fairly full finish.  Good food wine.

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Amazing
02/04/2014
by ratso222
Possibly the finest dry(?) Riesling I ever had. It has the perfect balance but a real definite sweetness even with 13% alcohol. Clearly expresses green apple early and vanilla and butterscotch later as it warms up. Absolutely enticing.

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