2015 Albert Boxler Pinot Noir Cuvee 's'Pinot Noir from France
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"Age of Vines: 50 years. 6 to 7 barrels made each year, maceration lasts 15 days, racked into barrel by gravity, aged for 18 months in used Burgundian barrels, grapes come from...
- 93 Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
93 Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Sourced from granitic soils in the Sommerberg, the 2015 Pinot Noir S opens with a deep, ripe, intense, pure, fresh and complex nose with granitic, herbal and red-fruit flavors. Highly finessed and elegant on the palate, with a silky texture and juicy fruit, this is a generous, full-bodied, intense, quite powerful and very persistent Pinot with a perfect mix of ripe fruit, silky tannins, freshness and tension-filled structure. The finish is long, ripe, round, fine and aromatic, with good vitality, mineral grip and purity. This red Sommerberg is one of the finest Alsace Pinot Noirs I have tasted from the 2015 vintage. "
"Age of Vines: 50 years. 6 to 7 barrels made each year, maceration lasts 15 days, racked into barrel by gravity, aged for 18 months in used Burgundian barrels, grapes come from grand cru Sommerberg.
Jean Boxler, many generations removed from his ancestor of the same name that moved here from Switzerland in 1673, currently rules the roost at this humble yet incredibly exciting domaine. Intense and serious about his land, his craft, and his wine, Jean is the genius behind what are certainly some of the finest white wines in Alsace (and the world).
The family’s holdings are centered around the ancient village of Niedermorschwihr in the Haut-Rhin, dominated by the imposing granite hillside grand cru, Sommerberg. Jean vinifies microparcels within this cru separately, declassifying some into his Réserve wines and producing multiple bottlings of Sommerberg from the different lieux-dits depending on the vintage. Sommerberg gives racy, intensely structured, very long-lived wines. Riesling, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Blanc are the specialties of the domaine, Jean also produces one of Alsace's best Crémants (and Edelzwickers), an incredible Gewurztraminer grown in limestone, and some of the most hauntingly pure Vendanges Tardives and SGNs in all of Alsace. If that weren't enough, the Boxlers also own land in the powerful grand cru Brand, the ultimate counterpart to their holdings in Sommerberg." -Importer
93 - Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Taste||ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry and mushroom|
|Nose||barnyard, cherry, plum, game and tomato|