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2010 Domaine Weinbach Pinot Gris Altenbourg Quintessence de Grains Nobles Cuvee d'Or
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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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2010 Domaine Weinbach Pinot Gris Altenbourg Quintessence de Grains Nobles Cuvee d'Or

Producer: Domaine Weinbach
Style: Sweet Wine
Grape Type: Pinot Grigio/Gris
Origin: France
Region: Alsace

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

Bright yellow-gold.  Captivating aromas of spicy apple pie, dried apricot, caramelized kumquat, marzipan and sexy botrytis on the very pure, penetrating nose.  Extremely fresh and clean, with harmonious acidity lifting the ripe tropical fruit, cinnamon-spiced apple and passion fruit flavors.  This massively concentrated wine manages to stay unbelievably graceful and balanced despite its huge richness.  Its extremely persistent lingering flavor of baked cinnamon apple and mouthwatering acidity are unforgettable.  I can best describe this wine by telling you it's very much like a eating a liquid tarte tatin.  Get a load of these numbers: 221 g/l residual sugar, 10.6 g/l total acidity, 3.4 pH and only 9.5% alcohol.

94 Points | Wine Spectator
99+ 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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Pinot Gris (aka Pinot Grigio)

Pinot Gris, called Pinot Grigio in Italy, is a noble variety that, unfortunately, doesn't always produce highly refined wine. At its best, in Alsace, where it's usually called Tokay Pinot Gris, the wines are extremely rich and honeyed, in either...
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