Albert Mann Pinot Blanc Blend Alsace Aoc Pinot Blanc Auxerrois 2006
External Reviews for Albert Mann Pinot Blanc Blend Alsace Aoc Pinot Blanc Auxerrois
Pale color. White peach and acacia flower on the pure nose. Juicy and just off-dry, with lovely cut and precision to the flavors of lemon, peach and white flowers. Not especially complex but utterly delicious.
Light and bright, with crisp acidity and fresh flavors of lemon zest, beeswax and chamomile. Drink now.
Jacky and Maurice Barthelmeandrsquo;s 2007 Pinot Blanc andmdash; a blend of roughly equal parts Auxerrois and true Pinot Blanc andmdash; is once again a marvelous reminder of how wonderful and versatile this genre of Alsace wine can be (but nowadays so seldom is). Alluring aromas of fresh apricot, tangerine zest and shrimp shell set the scene for a generous mouthful of pit- and citrus-fruits that strikes a superb balance between refreshment and creaminess of texture. Nor is there any lack of mineral interest here, with subtle saline savory, and chalky suggestions. Enjoy this over the next 18 months. (If this text andmdash; and the score andmdash; sounds familiar, that is merely a reflection of the consistent quality that accrues to this release!)