2016 Gustave Lorentz "Altenberg de Bergheim" Riesling Vieilles Vignes Alsace

SKU #1547257 97 points Decanter

Outer quote mark The golden mean: that's what Alsace can offer to Riesling enthusiasts. A wine which is not raspingly or cuttingly dry, but not unctuously sweet either; a wine with backbone and structure, yet which can still tease and charm as only Riesling knows how. That's what you'll find in this Grand Cru version from the celebrated Altenberg de Bergheim vineyard: its sunny, south-facing marls have produced a tender, intricate yet round-contoured version with scents of summer fruits and citrus peels, and limpid, vivacious flavors given gravity by a textured fullness and a little green sap at the finish. It's a dry wine, but not demandingly so, and would drink well with food or without. *Best in Show 2020 Decanter World Wine Awards* Inner quote mark (9/2020)

94 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Notions of dried lemon peel are gentle on the nose of this wine but promise freshness. The palate delivers an incisive but balanced hit of vivid lemon and apple freshness. It stays slender, taut and lively throughout, with drive and concentration. Gentleness on the dry, fresh finish lends elegance. (AK) Inner quote mark (11/2019)

93 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark An impressively vibrant wine for its age, this striking dry Alsace riesling has a ton of smoke and wild-herb character. Sleek and focused on the palate with plenty of mineral drive. Pulls you back to the glass for more! From organically grown grapes. Inner quote mark (11/2020)

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By: Lilia McIntosh | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/29/2022 | Send Email
Outstanding Riesling! Heady aromas of honeycomb and meadow flowers lead the way to lovely crisp succulent peach and Meyer lemon on the palate with underlying minerality and subtle, savory details. It's a lovely wine to enjoy by itself as well as with fresh cheese and salad.

By: Alex Pross | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/27/2022 | Send Email
What a fantastic Riesling! The nose bursts from the glass with aromas of iodine, lemon curd, kaffir lime and crushed stone. The palate is bright with zippy acidity as well as a great combination of stone and orchard fruits. Mouth-filling and complex this is a regal Riesling that can be paired with virtually any cuisine but also versatile enough to stand on its own as an aperitif. An absolutely intoxicating wine that perfectly exemplifies the amazing values that Alsace continues to churn out.
Drink from 2022 to 2028

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