Hugel Grossi Laue Riesling 2010

Hugel Grossi Laue Riesling 2010 France  Alsace White Wine  Semi-Sweet White
Product ID: 29944
Region: France, Alsace
Varietal: Riesling
Type: White Wine, Semi-Sweet White
Vintage: 2010
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 13.0
GTIN: 089744762153

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"(Tasting notes by Serge Dubs, World's Best Sommelier 1989): Young, pale pistachio colour with prevailing green hints, a touch of pastel yellow and lime, lively and star-bright, it clings softly to the glass. The bouquet is frank, lively, clean and open, with agreeable notes of fruit (green apple, lemon balm, citronella, ginger, cardamom...) and flowers (spring blossom, almond, primrose...) with a finely honed minerality so typical of Riesling from an excellent terroir. The palate is nicely vivacious and fresh, agreeably dry with the very fine acidity of ripe grapes, still thirst-quenching despite its distinguished body and structure. The wine is crystal-clear, well balanced and harmonious, with a clean, scented finish. A very fine Riesling of great class, with the subtle touch of minerality that will enable it to age well." —winemaker
"The purity of this wine is phenomenal with sliced apples, melon, minerals and hints of chalk. It's full-bodied, dense, and compacted with a super finish. There is almost a saltiness on the finish. Dried fruits too such as lemons, limes and papaya. From the best parcel of the Schonenberg. Very long and incredible. Goes on for minutes. So amazing now but will age forever. I marvel in its complexity and completeness." —

"Brilliant in its lemon-green-yellow color, the 2010 Riesling Grossi Laüe (375 ml) offers a beautifully clear, precise, intense and fresh bouquet of white fruits, lime, and lemon peels along with discreet caramel and pineapple aromas, as well as some earthy and herbal terroir flavors -- fascinatingly deep and concentrated, yet subtle and very inviting in its youthful maturity, precise fruit and terroir articulation. The attack on the palate is highly intense, elegant and piquant, revealing a concentrated, tightly woven, and well-structured palate with a clear and persistent fruit that is perfectly intertwined with the mineral backbone of this powerful but by no means alcoholic or bitter wine. The finish is long and complex but still extremely youthful, displaying fresh and cooked lemon flavors coating the electrifying mineral 2010 acidity. Drink now or better yet in five years, since the wine will gain even more finesse and elegance over the years." —Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate (reviewing 375 mL size)
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Attributes Meat Cheese Other
Rieslingham, oysters, lean shellfish, veal, simple chicken dishes, lobster or fowlBrie, Blue, Colby, Edam, Gouda or Monterey Jack
Semi-Sweet Whitepork roastCreme Fraice, Marscopone or blue cheeseberries, chocolate, cream, pear tart or raspberry mousse