Domaine Ostertag Pinot Gris Alsace Aoc Barriques 2005
Stephen Tanzer (International Wine Cellar): Pale, bright yellow. Floral aromas of vanilla and spice; purer than the '04. Sweeter and suppler than the 'Barriques'; this is stuffed with peachy fruit. In a softer style but kept firm by ripe balancing acidity. Conveys a soil-driven spicy character and finishes fresh and long. The balance of 14.1% alcohol and 8.5 grams/liter residual works nicely. Organic/biodynamic since 1998 (certified by Ecocert).