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Lucien Albrecht Pinot Noir Réserve 2010

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This wine, made 100% from Pinot Blanc, is unoaked and fresh with a soft dry fruit. It is the wine to drink at home as an aperitif or with all casual family meals. Picked when very mature, harmonious with a lively spring finesse.

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Lucien Albrecht:
The history of the Albrecht family as winegrowers can be traced back to 1425 with Romanu Albrecht, who was established in the town of Thann. The fifteenth century was golden era for the Alsace wines and it was during this period that the winegrowers guild of Alsace was founded. Each year, the most deserving vinegrower was elected by the guild of the winegrowers as Bangard, a highly respected po... Read more
The history of the Albrecht family as winegrowers can be traced back to 1425 with Romanu Albrecht, who was established in the town of Thann. The fifteenth century was golden era for the Alsace wines and it was during this period that the winegrowers guild of Alsace was founded. Each year, the most deserving vinegrower was elected by the guild of the winegrowers as Bangard, a highly respected positions. It was held by 8 generations of Albrecht's, between 1520 and 1698. Domaine Albrecht experienced a major development under the guidance of Lucien Albrecht, the father of Jean, to become one of the most important in Alsace with holdings in 9 villages surounding Orschwihr. Lucien Albrecht, extended the winery with new cellars and expanded the sales of his wines in bottles. In 1972, Lucien Albrecht was also a pioneer of Cremand d'Alsace. Today the Cremant is one of their specialities and a major part of the business. 150 years were needed to make up the Domaine Albrecht located in the very best Alsace terroirs. Jean Albrecht is now the ninth generation settled in Orschwihr, leading the Domaine. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Lucien Albrecht Pinot Noir Réserve

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,877
3.50 5
07/01/2011

This is rather aromatic with notes of bitter apples, quartz, dusty tree bark and a light, almost honied, spice tone with a touch of musk. Rather focused on entry, this broadens nicely on the back end where it reveals a richly fruited sweet core of fruit. There’s a touch of spice here as well, adding some complexity. The acidity is bright but well-balanced. Not profound, but this delivers a lovely balance of fruit and spice that shows excellent persistence and adds a little mineral on the finale. 88pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,877
3.50 5
08/29/2012

This has rather impressive and fresh sweet apple, mango and mint aromas on the nose with top notes of honeycomb and sweet flowers. In the mouth, this tends to the soft and broad style, with plenty of ripe apple fruit underlain with some mineral notes. A touch of treacle on the back end adds a slight sweetness to the modest mineral and lime finish. Lovely nose but the palate doesn’t rise to the occasion. 87pts


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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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3.50 5
06/21/2011

Melon apples nice fruit on palate with good acidity backing it up, a little peach, some sweet nector, nice on its own or with food


Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
4.00 5
06/22/2012

this is the perfect sushi wine. goes great with soy sauce and wasabi!


Snooth User: InWineTruth
2201061,634
3.50 5
09/18/2013

Golden straw hue, aromas of dried apples and dried melon with a honey spice; round flavor notes of yellow melon, citrus and apple dance across the palate with a viscious, oily hint of spice and mineral on a moderately long finish.


Snooth User: dosequisXX
112336698
3.50 5
08/10/2012

Uchi, August 10, 2012. Mom, Dad and Sarah


Snooth User: wjc snooth
12473645
4.00 5
02/10/2010

Four glasses


Snooth User: suziekuf
1002484
4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 01/13/2009

Dry with a delicate flavor of rose and lychee.


Snooth User: Haliwine
1438656
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 12/08/2009

Three and a half glasses


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External Reviews for Lucien Albrecht Pinot Noir Réserve

External Review
Vintage: 2006 03/23/2009

All of Albrecht's grapes are harvested by hand. The wine makers rule of thumb is: "respect the grape". Also, fermentation temperatures are strictly controlled in order to create a well balanced wine.


External Review
Vintage: NV 01/10/2013

An elegant rosandeacute; crandeacute;mant, featuring fresh cherry, strawberry and green plum notes. This is lively and balanced, with a lingering juicy finish. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: NV 01/10/2013

While Albrecht's Pinot Blanc Cremant dandrsquo;Alsace (a genre Lucien Albrecht was prominent in legally codifying) is delicious, it is a bit simple to count as a top value at $24, whereas their non-vintage Cremant dandrsquo;Alsace Brut Rose andmdash; a pure Pinot Noir andmdash; is more intriguing and distinctive. Along with strawberry and red raspberry fruit suggestions that are enhanced by the wine's discreet hint of sweetness, there are saline, meaty, and herbal notes to add interest to both the nose and a lush palate, and the hints of salinity and bitterness in the finish make for an invigorating complement to the wine's prominent fruit. This comes in a light-sensitive clear bottle, and I could identify no lot number, so make sure that whoever sells you a bottle will take responsibility for freshness and proper storage.


External Review
Vintage: NV 07/30/2012

Soft, fruity wine with light acidity and some attractive red berry fruits. It is warm, with an off-dry character, although the acidity does ensure freshness.



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This wine, made 100% from Pinot Blanc, is unoaked and fresh with a soft dry fruit. It is the wine to drink at home as an aperitif or with all casual family meals. Picked when very mature, harmonious with a lively spring finesse.

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