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2008 Rolly Gassmann Auxerrois MoenchrebenAuxerrois from France


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  • 91 David Schildknecht - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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"Fascinating aromas of lichen, browned butter, and peat mingle with white raisin and caramel in Rolly Gassmann’s 2008 Auxerrois Moenchreben and its lush though lively palate is similarly informed by an unusual juxtaposition of forest floor-like and almost confectionary elements. Hints of salt offer a welcome sense of invigoration to a long, fascinating finish that is unabashedly sweet but utterly belies its over-14% alcohol. I could imagine this being worth following for 12-15 years, but Gassmann scoffs at that. “It will be there for my grandchildren,” he insists."

Product Detail

Item # 63635
Country France
Region Alsace
Sub-Region Alsace

91 - David Schildknecht - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2008
Color White
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Auxerrois
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Taste honey, white fruit and ripe melon
Nose musky, floral, cabbage, honey and spice