Hugel Riesling Grossi Laue 2011

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Hugel Riesling Grossi Laue 2011
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SKU 04860

750ml

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Great classic Riesling which starts to show its promises but which will gain in complexity for 8 years or more. Its minerality and long complex aftertaste will make it the ideal partner to noble fish or seafood dishes.
Category Wine
Varietal
Region France, Alsace
Brand Hugel
Alcohol/vol 14.4%
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Wine EnthusiastA hint of smoke and a touch of earth precede the fresh lemon notes of the nose. The dry palate, with its vivid impression of very pure, bright and incisive lemon freshness, still seems tightly wound. There is something brooding and alive about this-it can be felt below the surface, disquieting but promising. This has barely started on its journey and will take a while to develop fully but it's all already there, dormant and ready to unfurl with a little more bottle age. The pure, long and intense finish is a delicious promise. Drink 2017-2037.

Anne Krebiehl, December 1, 2017
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Wine SpectatorA graceful white that waltzes on the palate, showing fine integration of the intense acidity, with appealing flavors of ripe white peach, almond blossom and lemon parfait. A streak of salinity drives the lasting finish. Drink now through 2030. 300 cases made.

Alison Napjus, November 30, 2017
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Wine AdvocateEntirely sourced in the Schoenenbourg, the 2011 Riesling Grossi Laüe (375 ml) offers a deep, clear, fresh and fine bouquet. Sourced in the best three parcels next to the Schoelhammer, the wine shows a clear and fine, yet warm and rich, bouquet of cooked white fruits along with sweet almond aromas. Rich and intense on the palate, this is a full-bodied, powerful and slightly bitter Riesling with firm, but slightly astringent, tannins. Bottled with 14.2% alcohol - the highest alcohol level the Hugels have ever bottled as Marc Hugel puts it. The acidity is rather low but still vital. Tasted in April 2017.

Stephan Reinhardt, June 30, 2017

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