Hugel Riesling 2016
Wine EnthusiastGlints of very ripe, juicy pear and clementine on the nose turn into aromatic mandarin on the lively, open and absolutely fruit-laden palate that has both the juiciness and tartness of ripe citrus. Despite the light body the fruit fills mouth and mind. The finish is dry, clean, fresh and has a tropical echo.
Wine SpectatorA sleek, minerally, light-bodied white, with lemon peel and petrol accents to the well-cut flavors of apricot, acacia blossom, sliced almond and pine forest, followed by a mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2028. 8,500 cases made.
James SucklingAn extremely attractive young dry riesling brimming with lemon, pear and vanilla-bean aromas. Quite a sleek profile with crisp acidity, but it also has a lot of charm and some positive tannins that adds interest at the finish. Drink now or in 2019 and 2020. 50% from estate fruit and 50% bought-in grapes, where most of them are from limestone-marl soils, as well as some from granite.
VinousStraw-green. Lovely chamomile, mint, cardamom and green apple notes on the nose and in the mouth. Lovely juiciness and laser-like vivacity. The classically dry finish is long, bright and floral. Made with roughly 40-60% bought grapes, so there are 120,000 bottles per year of this classic, bright, fresh Alsace Riesling.