Pinot Gris Réserve Particulière Clos des Capucins Domaine Weinbach 2005
42 grams of residual sugar. Baked apple on the nose with white peach and nectarine on the palate – a cobbler, crumb cake. Spicy and full bodied and very well-balanced with sweet and sour flavors and, of course, roses all over brown sugar and ginger with a bit of petrol on the finish.
A dry Riesling - rich with a nice blend of petrol, smoke and minerality. Some citrus on the nose with star fruits. Very nice. Served with lobster medallion, sweet breads and green asparagus.
One of the best wines I've ever tasted. Delicate and sweet in all the right places, with floral hints.
Four and a half glasses
External Reviews for Pinot Gris Réserve Particulière Clos des Capucins Domaine Weinbach
Originating largely in the lower slopes of the Schlossberg (with more particulate matter) the 2005 Riesling Cuvee Saint Catherine also incorporates parcels from just outside that cru. Almond honey lemon oil peaches and pungent hints of botrytis spice in the nose prepare the way for a densely-concentrated rich oily-textured pungently spicy and faintly bitter palate that lacks the refinement clarity or precision of the Schlossberg bottling. Tactile fruit skin and botrytis give the non-sweet finish of this Riesling a certain gritty extension that offers counterpoint to its honey and peaches. The dynamic trio of Fallers continues to bottle some of France s (hardly just Alsace s) richest and most flamboyant wines. Beginning with 2005 all of their vineyards are being biodynamically farmed. Laurence Faller finds their 2005s in general "more focused and clear" (this was especially true of Riesling) despite their often prominent botrytis component and the 2004s richer. I suppose it goes without saying but one has to carefully scrutinize each Weinbach label so numerous are the cuvees. And as wonderful as is the distinctiveness exhibited by the vast majority of wines here even a geek like yours truly could be forgiven for asking whether somewhat fewer different ottling might benefit consumers as well as journalists! Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.
Originating largely in the lower, slopes of the Schlossberg (with more particulate matter), the 2005 Riesling Cuvee Saint Catherine also incorporates parcels from just outside that cru. Almond, honey, lemon oil, peaches, and pungent hints of botrytis... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Riesling wine from Alsace in France. 2005 Domaine Weinbach Riesling Cuvee Ste Catherine 750ml
This elegant white shows great definition thanks to its laserlike acidity, which is balanced by honeyed notes of apple blossom, red grapefruit and apricot, with a touch of lime. A vein of minerality leads to the spicy finish. Drink now through 2013.-... Wine Spectator. A Riesling wine from Alsace in France. 2005 Weinbach, Domaine Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg 375ml
A serious Gewürztraminer, this evokes toasted bri- oche, cinnamon, vanilla and lychee flavors. Almost dry, this is well-balanced and creamy, with mineral and white pepper accents emerging at the end. The aftertaste is salty. Drink now through 2015.B... Wine Spectator. A Gewurztraminer wine from Alsace in France. 2005 Domaine Weinbach Gewurztraminer Cuvee Laurence 1500ml
The Fallers 2005 Gewurztraminer Mambourg Selection de Grains Nobles offers a striking aromatic melange of musky flowers litchi and melon liqueur a glycerin-rich buttery-textured and enveloping mouthful of fruits and honey and a luscious finish in which pineapple and melon offer unquenchable juiciness and prevent high residual sugar upstaging this wines manifest wealth of flowers and spices or interfering with a finish of exceptional cut and clarity for Gewurztraminer. I would revisit this in 5-7 years but have no compunction about holding it for 20. -David Schildknecht Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.
From largely old vines in the middle slope of the cru, Weinbach's 2005 Riesling Schlossberg Cuvee Saint Catherine smells in a by now very familiar manner of citrus oil, peach kernel, smoke and spice, here with a pineapple overtone. Enormously ripe an... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Riesling wine from Alsace in France. 2005 Weinbach, Domaine Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg Cuvee Ste. Catherine 750ml
This aromatic white shows lime-tinged flavors of apricot and red grapefruit. The racy acidity keeps it balanced and structured, with a white pepper-filled finish. Drink now through 2018.-B.S. Wine Spectator. A Riesling wine from Alsace in France. 2005 Weinbach, Domaine Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg Cuvee Ste. Catherine 750ml
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