• WS: 92

    Wine Spectator Score

    92

    Close
  • W&S: 94

    Wine & Spirits Magazine Score

    94

    Close
  • JR: 90

    Jancis Robinson Score

    18

    Close
+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close
Wine Library USD 399.98 500ml
World Wine AUD 322.99 375ml
USD $

Domaine Weinbach Gewürztraminer Alsace Aoc Cuvée Laurence Altenbourg 2004

Winemaker's Notes:

Origins: the first one is from the marly limestone soil beneath Altenbourg and the other one is from Altenbourg itself. These cuvées have a very unique range of wonderful aromas: rich and elegant both at the same time, you can enjoy them on their own or for aperitif, but also with rich and spicy dishes, sweet and sour dishes, and with strong and fat cheeses.

  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • List It
  • Add Review
3.88 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
Domaine Weinbach:
At the foot of the majestic Schlossberg hill in Alsace stands one of the finest estates in all of France. Domaine Weinbach is run with consummate skill and total dedication by Colette Faller and her two daughters, Catherine and Laurence. In the words of Robert Parker, “Colette and her daughter Laurence... pushed Weinbach to the pinnacle of Alsace’s qualitative pyramid.” Domaine Weinbach was est... Read more
At the foot of the majestic Schlossberg hill in Alsace stands one of the finest estates in all of France. Domaine Weinbach is run with consummate skill and total dedication by Colette Faller and her two daughters, Catherine and Laurence. In the words of Robert Parker, “Colette and her daughter Laurence... pushed Weinbach to the pinnacle of Alsace’s qualitative pyramid.” Domaine Weinbach was established by the Order of Capuchin monks in 1612. The “Clos des Capucins” vineyard surrounds the domaine; the prestigious “Schlossberg” vineyard (the first terroir in Alsace to receive the status of Grand Cru), the Grand Cru “Furstentum”, and the adjacent “Altenbourg” vineyard rise above the clos. The domaine has 62 acres of vineyards in the heart of Kayserberg’s hills and valleys. During the French Revolution, Domaine Weinbach was sold as a national property. In 1898, Théodore Faller and his brother Jean-Baptiste purchased the Domaine and five hectares of vineyards and left it to their son and nephew, Théo. Since 1979, the estate has been run by Théo’s widow, Colette Faller, and recently their daughter Laurence took over the winemaking, with Catherine as marketing director. The grapes are hand-harvested, pressed directly as whole clusters in modern horizontal pneumatic presses. The must settles for 24 hours at cellar temperature and is slowly matured in large, ancient oak casks, using only indigenous yeasts. Filtering is through diatomaceous earth before bottling, which starts in April and finishes in mid-July. The wines are remarkable for their balance and finesse, their intensity and concentration, which is achieved by drastically pruning the vines to limit yields per hectare to nearly one-half that typical in Alsace. Harvesting is late, done when the fruit attains optimum ripeness. All of the domaine’s wines are produced from their own vineyards, a most unusual accomplishment in Alsace, and are therefore 100 % estate grown and estate-bottled. Read less

External Reviews for Domaine Weinbach Gewürztraminer Alsace Aoc Cuvée Laurence Altenbourg

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

With the 2004 Riesling Schlossberg Cuvee Saint Catherine l'Inedit the vintage shows its forte, capturing loads of pungently spicy, resinous, citrus zesty, honeyed, musky botrytis-inflected ripeness yet a well-contained degree of bitterness more than ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Riesling wine from Alsace in France. 2004 Weinbach, Domaine Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg Cuvee St Catherine l'Inedit 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

The 2004 Riesling Schlossberg Selection de Grains Nobles is rather 1996-like in both its striking aroma of white truffle, quince, apricot, strawberry, and candied citrus rind, and an almost surgically sharp and focused acidity that promotes juicy fre... Robert Parker. A Riesling wine from Alsace in France. 2004 Weinbach, Domaine Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg Selection de Grains Nobles 375ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

A Gewurztraminer wine from Alsace in France. 2004 Domaine Weinbach Gewurztraminer Altenbourg Cuvee Laurence 1500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

Dramatically different from its 2005 counterpart, the 2004 Gewurztraminer Cuvee Laurence is scented with celery seed, citrus rind, rose petals, and narcissus. Lacking the richness of the 2005, it partly makes up for this in sheer juiciness of fruit, ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Gewurztraminer wine from Alsace in France. 2004 Domaine Weinbach Gewurztraminer Cuvee Laurence 1500ml


External Review
03/27/2010

13.5%. 100% Riesling. Mature gold color. Warm, rich dry apricots with some steely expressions. Full-bodied, very creamy texture, little depth and a short to medium finish. Simple, but not really so enjoyable.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/08/2009

A Gewurztraminer wine from Alsace in France. 2004 Weinbach, Domaine Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Mambourg Cuvee Laurence 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/26/2011

Intense and rich, with a hint of sweetness that carries honey, spice and especially mineral flavors, which are particularly pronounced, from the graphite aroma to the long, salty finish. Drink now through 2012. 75 cases imported. -BS Wine Spectator. A Gewurztraminer wine from Alsace in France. 2004 Domaine Weinbach Gewurztraminer Altenbourg Cuvee Laurence 1500ml



All Prices

Shipping to:

Origins: the first one is from the marly limestone soil beneath Altenbourg and the other one is from Altenbourg itself. These cuvées have a very unique range of wonderful aromas: rich and elegant both at the same time, you can enjoy them on their own or for aperitif, but also with rich and spicy dishes, sweet and sour dishes, and with strong and fat cheeses.

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals






Snooth Media Network