Sometimes you stick your nose in a glass of wine and it just smells like Riesling, pure and true. This wine carries vibrant aromas of white blossoms, grapefruit flesh and wet stones. On first sip, it’s a harmonious blend of grapefruit, lemon and a bit of apricot that seems to add body in addition to complexity. A wave of acidity wipes the palate clean, allowing mineral and petrol notes to shine through. This is a wine that will only get better over the next few years.
This dry riesling masterpiece is full of seeming contradictions that give it a sense of mystery you very rarely find. So rich and concentrated, yet also astonishingly vivid and precise, the aromas range from smoke to roses, although the most obvious note is the peachy one up front. Breathtakingly long and complete finish with so much mineral complexity. From biodynamically grown grapes.
A tightly meshed white, with an intense spine of acidity and smoky minerality woven with notes of mirabelle plum and yellow peach, pink grapefruit zest, spring blossom and a touch of honeycomb that slowly expand on the palate and through to the lasting, well-honed finish. This shows the firm power of a marble statue, with the details bringing it to life, sculpted by a master.
A unique dry riesling with an astonishing combination of mini banana, mirabelle, baking spice and sea salt. Super concentrated and super elegant, this has a level of poise that’s very rare in the 2018 vintage. I love the way the silky finish caresses the palate. From biodynamically grown grapes.
The 2018 Riesling Clos Saint Urbain, Rangen de Thann is a gorgeous, exotic wine endowed with superb depth. Apricot, orange confit, white flowers and a whole range of tropical inflections are nicely balanced by the wine’s freshness and energy. It is a very special wine, that much is clear.