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1998 Domaine Weinbach Riesling Schlossberg Selection de Grains Nobles (half bottle)
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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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1998 Domaine Weinbach Riesling Schlossberg Selection de Grains Nobles (half bottle)

Producer: Domaine Weinbach
Style: Sweet Wine
Grape Type: Riesling
Origin: France
Region: Alsace

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96 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 1999

Pure, complex nose combines lemon, quinine, minerals, licorice and peppermint, plus a hint of crystallized apricot. Fat, dense and honeyed, with extraordinary baby fat leavened by penetrating minerality. Very strong acids give the wine an almost miraculous freshness for a wine of this size.

95 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Albert Hertz, Eguisheim
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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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The Riesling grape may scare away some wine novices. In Germany, where the grape reaches its finest expression, labels hew to a rigid, abstruse set of classifications, leaving newcomers with little idea what they may be looking at. Furthermore, many wine drinkers' early experiences with sweet wines from Germany (think Blue Nun), have not been especially rewarding. We say that it's your loss if you continue to fear the...
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