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Francois Baur Riesling Grand Cru 2009 750ml

Rated 91 - Trim and focused, this finely balanced white is backed by fresh, firm acidity, meshed with flavors of Gala apple, white peach,...
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Hugel Et Fils Riesling Jubilee 2009 750ml

Rated 93 - Discreet, smoky nose, profound and dry on the palate, with great length. Should reach its peak around 2025. - Decanter.
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Josmeyer Riesling Grand Cru Brand 2009 750ml

Rated 91 - A dry, aromatic white, delivering lots of white pepper and white blossom notes that run through the creamy stone fruit, fig, white...
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Josmeyer Riesling Grand Cru Hengst 2009 750ml

Rated 90 - While most of the Josmeyer wines of this vintage were bottled already in Spring, their 2009 Riesling Hengst was slow to ferment...

2009 Alsace Riesling

Alsace has to be one of the most fascinating regions of France, with a history which stretches back millennia, and demonstrates perfectly the kind of blended culture that can arise from being located on the border between two enormously important, yet very different countries. Indeed, being on the border between France and Germany has resulted in Alsatian wines being something of a mix between the wines of these two countries. Riesling varietal grapes are grown in enormous quantities here, and display all of their crisp, dry complexity perfectly in the famous wines of Alsace. Alongside this typically Germanic wine, Alsatian vintners also produce plenty of Pinot Noir, Gewurztraminer, Muscat and Sauvignon Vert wines, all of which are superb when it comes to expressing the finer features of the wonderful Alsatian terroir.
Riesling grapes have been grown in and around central Europe for centuries, and over time, they became the lasting symbol of south Germany's ancient and proud wine culture. Whilst the reputation of German wines abroad has in the past been mixed, the Germans themselves take an enormous amount of pride in their wineries, and Riesling grapes have now spread around the globe, growing anywhere with the correct climate in which they can thrive. Riesling grape varietals generally require much cooler climatic conditions than many other white grapes, and they are generally considered to be a very 'terroir expressive' varietal, meaning that the features and characteristics of the terroir they are grown on comes across in the flavors and aromas in the bottle. It is this important feature which has allowed Riesling wines to be elevated into the category of 'fine' white wines, as the features of the top quality bottles are generally considered to be highly unique and offer much to interest wine enthusiasts.