The Edinburgh Wine Club 

 Alsace Wines, mainly
18 January 2018


Wine

Grape

ABV

Location

Supplier

Price

Comments

Ranking

Crémant d’Alsace

Dopff & Irion

Blanc de Blancs Brut

AOC

Pinot Blanc, Pinot Auxerrois



13%

Riquewihr

Alsace

From a small, five hectare biodynamic estate.

Tanners

12.95

Light and sweet, biscuit & apple flavours, nice consistent mousse, no sharpness



Crémant d’Alsace

2013 Albert Boxler

AOC     


Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Riesling


12.5%


Nieder-morschwihr

Alsace


Wine Society


21.00


Brioche with apple and lemon, but slightly bitter aftertaste.



        

Riesling

2014 Trimbach


Riesling


12.5%


Ribeauvillé

Haut-Rhin

Alsace




Wine 

Society


13.50

 

Petrol on the nose,  some peach and grapefruit flavours, sherbet feel,  tangy finish, complex acidity



       

Bercher

Grauburgunder

Burkheimer Feuerberg

2016 

VDP Erste Lage




Pinot Gris 


13.5%


Kaiserstuhl Baden


2nd biggest privately owned producer in the area


Wine Society


20.00


Tropical fruits, lychees, melon,  honey but with a dry edge, slightly oily finish,  very different from Pinot Gris in Alsace



3rd

Best white


Gewürztraminer

Grand Cru Kessler

2014 

Domaines Schlumberger

      



Gewürztraminer


12.5%


Guebwiller Haut-Rhin

Alsace & jura


Tanners


23.00


Classic gewürztraminer style, dry but aromatic, floral nose, complex mix of fruit flavours, slight spiciness, honey, ginger  


2nd



Pinot Noir

Les Prince Abbés

Domaines Schlumberger

2015




Pinot Noir

100%


12.5%


Guebwiller Haut-Rhin

Alsace


Wine Society





Cherries, raspberries and some vegetation, smooth and complex




Salwey 2014

Oberrotweiler

Pinot Noir

Käsleberg                                 

      


Pinot Noir

100%


12.5%


Kaiserstuhl Baden


Tanners


16.95


Strawberries, sour plums, a hint of farmyard, soft tannins



Pinot Noir

Stepp Noir ‘S’

2016


Pinot Noir

100%

Organic/

Biodynamic


13.5%


Pfalz

Germany


Marks and Spencer




£15.00

25% off 2 x 6 


Soft, well-made, nice balance, some spice and cloves, leather and tannins


1st 

Best value


Spätburgunder trocken

Toreye

Eymann 



Pinot Noir

100%


13.0%


Pfalz



Berry Bros

& Rudd



19.50

+ 7.50 delivery


Disappointing: cloudy in glass, no bouquet, tasted musty and a bit off – possibly a bad bottle 



Pinot Noir

Côte de Rouffach

Muré, 2015


Pinot Noir

100%

Organic/

Biodynamic


13.5%


Rouffach


Wine Society




21.00


Sour cherries, strawberries but a bit one dimensional , no length  – some thought it might even have ‘lost its cherry..!’




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