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Wine Tasting Video: Alsace Grand Cru Riesling February 3, 2012 at 12:10 pm

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Cave de Hunawihr Riesling Grand Cru Rosacker 2009 (£17.99 Liberty Wines)
Vibrant young wine, with tangy tangerine, pear and ripe apple flavours backed up by stony mineral and floral notes, rich but dry, long and tasty. S(-)

Domaine Albert Mann Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg 2009 (£23.65 Caves de Pyrene)
Bold and quite fleshy style, combines green apple with richer Victoria plum flavours, then adds in toasty hazelnut notes and earthy, clay-like minerality, rich but charming with layers of complexity. S+

Domaine Weinbach Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg 2009 (£27.17 Justerini & Brooks)
A more tight, pithy and mineral style, does have chiselled citrus flavours, and (again) a touch of hazelnut, even brandy snap but it’s the pure mineral intensity that carries the wine, delicate, finely tuned, and thoroughly delicious. G(-)

Domaines Schlumberger Riesling Grand Cru Saering 2007 (£21.70 Whole Foods Market, Fortnum & Mason, Soho Wine Supply, www.slurp.co.uk, The Wine Society)
Development has brought out a sweet-and-sour petrolly edge on top of the lithe citrus flavours, quite delicate and gentle, already seems mature. S-

Domaines Schlumberger Riesling Grand Cru Kitterlé 2005 (£26.20 The Wine Society, Harrods, www.slurp.co.uk)
More of the floral sweet and sour tang, with notes of crystallised fruit and more of a minerally spine than the Saering, quite a fleshy finish but maintains its purity. S

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