Bott-Geyl Riesling Schlossberg 2011
|Region||France, Alsace, Alsace Grand Cru|
Wine SpectatorMouthwatering, 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.
Wine AdvocateThyme, 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.