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2011 Domaine Ostertag Riesling Muenchberg
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92(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September 2012

Pale straw.  Sweet chamomile, anise and licorice notes complicate very ripe pear jelly and Golden Delicious apple on the nose and palate.  Dense and suave in the mouth, with smooth flavors of ripe citrus, chamomile and minerals carrying through on the very long finish.  Like many of Ostertag's wines, this one comes across as unctuous yet very fresh, thanks to firm acidity and chewy buffering extract.  Ostertag owns two parcels in this grand cru, mostly in the central part of the cru, which is exposed full south.  The average age of the vines is almost 50 years, and you can tell from the wine's rich texture and depth of flavor that this is a true vieilles vignes bottling.

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