95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2015 Riesling Clos Liebenberg Monopole is super intense and initially incredibly chalky on the iodine and slightly oxidative flor nose (in fact, this reminds me of burnt chalk) that also displays mirabelle and peach or quince-skin notes. On the palate, this is a very elegant, refined and vibratingly fresh and mineral Riesling with enormous finesse, salinity and tension. This is a stunner for 2015. It's so fresh, linear and pure but certainly substantial, tight and with a lingering salty-mineral expression. A great Alsatian Riesling you shouldn't miss! Tasted in May 2020. Drink: 2020-2030."
94 points James Suckling
"A complex and youthful 2015 dry riesling with intense licorice and herbal notes. A bit sleeker on the palate than what the nose suggests, but a lot of structure and plenty of mineral freshness at the long finish. Drink or hold. Made from biodynamically grown grapes and Demeter certified."
Vinous Reverie Notes
Located in Orschwihr, halfway between Colmar and Mulhouse, since 1691. East part of France, near the Swiss and German boarders. The 13 successive generations at the head of the winery always had at heart to produce high quality terroir wines. Monopoly of the Domaine is Clos Liebenberg: a group of plots of almost 4 ha, located on top of the Pfingstberg hill. The Clos Liebenberg is surrounded by wild hedges, stone walls and forest. It has a South-East orientation. This terroir is the highest of the winery, at around 380 meters high. It offers a breathtaking view on the alsacian plain, the Black Forest and the Swizz Alps when the weather is clear. Ground here is made of marl and sandstone. Surrounding forest helps to keep a good amount of water during the whole season and temperature are a bit lower compared to our other terroirs. Temperatures between day and night are quite important, which helps vines to increase the grapes acidity, their ripeness and their overall balance. Clos Liebenberg’s wines have a tension and a distinctable elegance, typical of cool sandstone terroirs.
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