93 points James Suckling
"Although this was made from the least “popular” of the Alsace grape varieties, this is a beauty, with a wide spectrum of white and yellow fruit, the kind of concentration you expect from old vines and quite some power at the long, fresh finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold."
"This producer's only bottling of Sylvaner, which until the 2017 vintage was labelled 'Réserve'. Old vines from the Fallers' monopole Clos des Capucins. Biodynamically certified for ages and vinified, with ambient yeast, and aged in old oak casks for eight to 10 months. RS 5.1 g/l, TA 7.0 g/l
Pale greenish straw. So pure! Such a wonderfully intense nose of white currants. Vibrant. A little note of white pepper on top of this glorious fruit salad. How could Sylvaner be demoted to anything other than noble on the basis of this particular wine? Splendidly broad based. Perhaps not for a very long life but absolutely lovely now. Minerally and lightly saline though not high in acidity. 17/20 points."
Vinous Reverie Notes
Sylvaner is a dry, fresh, fruity, lively wine with very good body and personality. The grapes are sourced entirely from the Domaine’s estate vineyard, Clos de Capuchins. Comes from land composed of sandy silt soil on granite pebbles. The grapes growing in this terroir ripen much earlier, producing wines with complex aromatics and a powerful concentration. Hand-picked at optimum maturity to reinforce the aromatic expression and body of the wines. Gently pressed in whole clusters in pneumatic presses then fermentation with indigenous yeasts (an element of the terroir that enhances depth and complexity in the wines) in old oak vats. Tasting Notes: Herbal aromas of freshly mown grass and alum stone. Crisp, well structured, full-bodied, and perfectly balanced thanks to a juicy character and a ripe acidity. Very nice harmony and pure finish brought by a mineral freshness. Food Pairing: A vivid wine to pair harmoniously with vegetable starters and summer dishes. Also a pleasure to serve with mild cheeses, cured meats, and fish-based dishes.