"Rich golden hue. Honey, sweet spice, orange and lemon peel, marmalade. Charming caramelised edge, and plenty of length. Some botrytic influence here – but the palate is dry. 17/20 points. (RH)"
Vinous Reverie Notes
This wine is produced from the classified Grand Cru site of the Altenberg of Bergheim. The dominant soil of this area is clay and limestone; the vines from which this wine is produced are very old, between 30 and 50 years old. The pride of Bergheim winegrowers, the Altenberg has been renowned for its fine wines since the end of 13th century. Altenberg Grand Cru wines are remarkable for the perfect balance between their subtle, distinguished aroma and their powerful, virile body. They are gastronomic wines par excellence. Tasting Notes: it opens immediately with a remarkable intensity with grapefruit and bergamot aromas, flinty and white pepper notes. Intense and elegant palate expressing with a distinguished character, an impressive, fleshy and highly flavorsome structure, a very refined style and an endless final persistence.