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2010 Domaine Dirler-Cade Riesling Kessler
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Albert Hertz, Eguisheim
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.

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2010 Domaine Dirler-Cade Riesling Kessler

Producer: Domaine Dirler-Cade
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Riesling
Origin: France
Region: Alsace

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92(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September 2012

Straw-green.  Captivating aromas of diesel fuel, apricot and crystallized ginger.  Powerful in the typical Kessler style, with honeyed ginger and quince flavors boosted by bright acids.  Finishes tactile and long.  In 2010 this wine also contains the Wanne grapes, as the poor flowering precluded making a separate bottling from this site.

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