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2010 Domaine Ostertag Muscat Fronholz
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89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September 2012

Bright straw-green.  A delicate floral quality and some herbal nuances lift the ripe citrus aromas.  Big and full for a muscat, this tastes almost as if there were some muscat d'Alsace, but Osterag says he doesn't own any.  From the same parcel as the 2011 version but this was picked 15 days later and was aged for 12 months on its lees.  Ostertag believes the wine thus expresses the terroir better and designated it with the Fronholz lieu-dit

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