Bott-Geyl Riesling Schlossberg 2011 - Stirling Fine Wines
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Bott-Geyl Riesling Schlossberg 2011
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Bott-Geyl Riesling Schlossberg 2011

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Category White Wine
Region France, Alsace, Alsace Grand Cru
Brand Bott-Geyl
It was the first Grand Cru vineyard in Alsace (80 hectares) and Riesling is the King, as it was centuries ago. Most of the vines face due south. The terroir of the very steep slope of Schlossberg are on a crystalline mineral of granite from the basement of the Vosges Mountains, with sandstone and shale from the Devonian period. The result is great Rieslings with richly floral scents, finesse and crystalline acidity balanced with great charm.
Wine Spectator
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Mouthwatering, with finely honed acidity, this lithe white is driven by rich minerality and displays flavors of star fruit, creamed apple, lime blossom and paraffin. Lovely. Drink now through 2021.

Alison Napjus, March 31, 2015
Wine Advocate
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Thyme, iris, and apple blossom scent the Bott-Geyl 2011 Riesling Schlossberg along with intimations of the grapefruit, lime, passion fruit and fresh apple that go on to inform a buoyant palate far juicier and clearer than that of the non-cru Rieslings in the present collection. Here as there, one finds a significant amount of finishing bitterness, but in the present case that is largely overridden by sheer juicy persistence, and there is also the sort of crystalline mineral impingement one associates with the best Riesling from this site. I would plan on following this through at least 2020.

David Schildknecht, August 27, 2014