Monday, July 8, 2019

Albert Boxler

2015 Albert Boxler Pinot Gris Sommerberg...$77.99
The 2015 Pinot Gris Grand Cru Sommerberg Wibtal opens with a super-ripe but fine, precise and fresh nose with a touch of noblesse and bacon due to the newer 1600-liter oak foudre where it was fermented. Rich, intense and juicy, this is a round, full-bodied, finely structured and elegant Pinot with a long and stimulatingly salty finish. Quite powerful on the mid-palate, but the finish is finessed, vital and salty, full of potential.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 95/100 Vinous Media

2016 Albert Boxler Riesling Brand Grand Cru...$77.99
Boxler's 2016 Riesling Grand Cru Brand displays an intense yellow color and a very elegant and intensely aromatic bouquet of ripe fruits intertwined with floral and flinty/herbal notes of crushed stones; there are lime blossom and honey notes here too. The palate is highly elegant and fine, balancing fruit and minerals in a perfect way, giving a juicy texture with fine minerals and piquant acidity that is perfectly integrated, leading to a long and salty finish. This 2016 Brand is a great Riesling from one of Alsace's most prestigious vineyards. Beautifully balanced. Tasted October 2018.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

2016 Albert Boxler Gewurztraminer...$33.99
The 2016 Gewurztraminer is beautifully clear and defined on the nose, displaying an intense tropical fruit bouquet (passion fruit). Creamy and intense on the palate, this is a well-structured, medium-sweet Gewurtz with remable finesse and very fine tannins. Tasted October 2018.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate

2016 Albert Boxler Rieslng Sommerberg...$77.99
The 2016 Riesling Grand Cru Sommerberg is pure and flinty on the piquant, spicy/herbal and floral nose. This is the pure expression of granite in Riesling! Hints of pineapple and other tropical fruit flavors such as mangos are found in the far background. Rich and round on the palate, this is an intense, textured and juicy Riesling with lots of tropical fruit flavors and ripe, perfectly integrated acidity. This is very fine despite its intensity and ripeness. The salty finish is long and aromatic, and you get tannins rather than acidity. Impressive. Tasted October 2018.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate
Ripe apricots and a hint of mangoes, making this rich, but rather dry riesling very attractive. However, there's also serious concentration and major minerality coming out, especially at the long, delicately spicy finish. Drink or hold
Rated 94/100 James Suckling

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