2015 Albert Boxler Riesling Sommerberg Dudenstein Grand CruRiesling from France
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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 excit...
- 94 Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
94 Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"From vines planted between 1946 and 1953 on the limestone section of the granite terroir, the 2015 Riesling Grand Cru Sommerberg Dudenstein is very clear, pure and flinty on the nose, stunningly cool, very precise and with lovely notes of lemon leaves and peel! Boxler picked the Dudenstein at the first of his grands crus and very early at around 100 degrees Oechsle. The deeper soil produces large Rieslings, but this 2015 is most of all pure, finessed and salty and reveals a lot of vitality and finesse."
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
94 - Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Taste||apple, pear, peach, apricot and honey|
|Nose||petrol, flint, rose petal, violet, orange peel, apple, pear and peach|