International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88Reticent smoky, flinty nose. Richer and larger-scaled than the Bennwihr; seems more alcoholic yet this is also more precise and firmly structured thanks to strong lemony acidity. Finishes with some power and thrust.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: July/August 1999
Wine Advocate | Rating: 88Rich aromas of tea and flowers are found in the nose of the 1998 Riesling Beblenheim. Medium-bodied, broad, and silky-textured, this fresh, well-balanced, lemony wine is concentrated, structured, and firm. Anticipated maturity: 2001-2006.Author: Pierre Rovani
Wine Spectator | Rating: 90Rich, sporting nectarine, apricot and mineral notes on a very lively structure. Seems tightly wound and shy today, but pure, and the finish is long, so give it some time to open up. Best from 2002 through 2006. 775 cases made.Author: Bruce Sanderson
Located in northeast corner of along the border, Alsace's unique hybrid culture is mirrored in its wine, influenced by both French and German styles. In fact, Alsace is the only region in France that allows the traditional German grape to be grown legally. Located in the rain shadow from the Vosges mountains, this sixty mile strip of land has a cold continental climate and has one of France's lowest levels of rainfall. Most wine is labeled Appellation Alsace Controlee with the best vineyards granted Alsace Grand Cru status. The majority of Alsatian wine is white and grand cru vineyards are restricted to growing , Muscat, , and Riesling.
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