Rieflé-Landmann / Domaine Rieflé • Alsace Grand Cru Zinnkoepflé 2018
Score : 94 pointsGood full vibrant golden yellow. Ripe, balanced and very spicy, offering boatloads of custard cream and tropical fruit nuances on the nose and on the palate. Magnificent wine and a real testimony to the meaning of grand cru (anybody with a little experience can recognize this as a Zinnkoepflé wine). 100% Gewurztraminer that is marvellously balanced (34 g/L residual sugar and 7.5 g/L total acidity) and long. This basically has the same name as another Rieflé wine made with 100% Gewurztraminer so I am including the wine grape name in brackets above, though you find it on the front label. Isn’t wine (and producers) just so much head-shaking fun? Drinking window: 2023-2028.