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Domaine Weinbach Riesling Cuvee Ste Catherine 2010

Domaine Weinbach Riesling Cuvee Ste Catherine 2010

Sku: 053408

 Wine Advocate 90 points (Aug 2014)
Both brashly citric and tropical in its allusions to pink grapefruit and pineapple, the Weinbach 2010 Riesling Cuvee Sainte Catherine delivers invigorating tartness and sizzle balanced by discreet sweetness and a substantial sense of sheer extract. Peach and Persian melon well up lusciously, the more so as it takes on air. There is some of the same somehow crystalline sense of mineral impingement as accrued to the corresponding Schlossberg bottling, leading to an invigorating, brown-spiced, faintly grainy but satisfyingly juicy finish. Given the tiny size of the crop and the challenge to ripening it, the Fallers elected not to produce a -l’Inedit- bottling of Schlossberg Sainte Catherine, but some lightly botrytized material that would ordinarily have gone into that offering instead found its way into this Sainte Catherine bottling, which helps account for its zesty piquancy. I suspect that it will be best enjoyed by 2025.

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