Three wines from Alsace

Domaine de la Ville de Colmar Clos Saint Jacques Riesling 2014, Alsace, France (£12.99 Majestic)
Already quite developed for 2014, with none of the freshness you expect, and a gentle, bruised apple character. C(+)

Kuehn Crémant d’Alsace Brut Cuvée Prestige NV, Alsace, France (£11.99 Virgin Wines)
Slightly sherbetty, crowd pleasing style, lightly floral, with an earthy edge to the light creamy pear flavours, solid but a bit stolid. B-

Hugel Riesling Classic 2014, Alsace, France (£18.35 Partridges, House of Townend, Handford Wines, Wined Up Here, Bubbles And Wine, Hailsham Cellars, John Kelly Wines, The Lovely Little Wine Shop, Taste Fine Wines)
Brisk young wine, with an exotic ginger edge to the taut citrus fruit and green apple flavours, and a long, almost salty mineral edge to the finish. Dry and delicious, I’d dig in now, but there’s enough freshness and fruit to keep it in fine fettle for another five years. S

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