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2005 Gustave Lorentz Riesling "Altenberg de Bergheim"

Gustave Lorentz 2005 Altenberg de Bergheim Riesling

Winery: Gustave Lorentz

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Altenberg de Bergheim"

Wine Category: Riesling

Grape blend: 100% Riesling

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Alsace

State or country: France

Price: $50

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 91.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: March 22, 2011

Wine Review: This 2005 Riesling is the current vintage of this Riesling. It is a white gold colored wine that opens with a Bosc pear and bees wax bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, nicely balanced, and smooth. The flavor profile is a very tasty blend of Bosc pear, honey, and almond with a hint of minerals and lime. It is quite complex and a typical style for an aged Riesling. The finish is dry and pleasant. This wine is very food friendly. It went perfectly with my halibut. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The Riesling Gran Cru Altenberg has a strong yellow-gold color, and a deep and expressive nose filled with fresh and complex citrus aromas. It has a surprisingly rich and fat palate, with great structure and a wonderfully dry, long finish. A very elegant Riesling, with excellent ageing potential. This is a great wine both for fine meals and festive occasions. It is an excellent accompaniment to seafood and fish dishes.

Organic status: not organic

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