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2013 Domaine Kientzler Osterberg Riesling Grand CruBlend from France

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“Its bouquet has various expressions that speak with generosity. On the palate, ample and elegant fruit combine with a powerful minerality to create a demi-sec equilibrium. Lon...

  • 93 Ian Dagata - Vinous Media
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About

93

Pale straw. Enticing jasmine and vanilla on the nose, with an airy quality to the grapefruit and lime aromas. On the palate, finely chiseled acidity frames flavors of white peach, guava, minerals and spices. Boasts outstanding clarity and cut thanks to the limey but very harmonious acidity, which draws out the finish. There is a soft, peachy ripeness here that is characteristic of the Osterberg and makes this site immediately recognizable when tasting wines blind from the Ribeauvillé-Riquewihr area. My guess is that this wine will prove extremely ageworthy: don’t touch a bottle for another 4 to 6 years and enjoy it for another 20 after that. Thierry Kientzler told me that his family's Osterberg vines are much younger than those they own in the Geisberg, which is why the latter often seems deeper and more complex, but I absolutely loved this 2013 Osterberg.

Product Description:

“Its bouquet has various expressions that speak with generosity. On the palate, ample and elegant fruit combine with a powerful minerality to create a demi-sec equilibrium. Long, persistent finesse. The natural tension of the Osterberg combines wonderfully with the generosity of the Gewurztraminer." Drinking window 2020-2040.

Product Detail

Item # 103090
Country France
Region Alsace
Sub-Region Alsace
Ratings

93 - Ian Dagata - Vinous Media

Vintage 2013
Color White
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Riesling, Gewurztraminer
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste apple, pear, peach, apricot, honey, spice, lemon, lychee and mango
Nose petrol, flint, rose petal, violet, orange peel, apple, pear, peach, honey, spice, perfume and mango