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Domaine Marcel Deiss Englegarten Premier Cru, Alsace 2011 (750 ml)

WA 91

From gravel planted with Riesling, Muscat, and assorted Pinots, Deiss’s 2011 Engelgarten is dominated by kumquat, nut oils and apple blossom, its faintly oily palate presence entirely compatible with refreshing juiciness, and its finish incorporating ripe peach and a hint of underlying stoniness. This ought to delight and intrigue through at least 2018.

- David Schildknecht, Wine Advocate (Aug, 2014)

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Domaine Marcel Deiss 'Schoffweg' Bergheim, Alsace 2010 (750 ml)

WA 92

A smoky, sweet, reductive machine oil note marks the nose of Deiss’s Pinot-dominated 2010 Schoffweg, mingling with musky and bittersweet evocations of narcissus and iris as well as lanolin and resin from barrel. Suggestions of red raspberry and its distilled essence inflect the juicy apple-like fruit here along with liquefied expressions of the aforementioned floral elements. Fine-grained and saturated with flavor, the subtly oily, glycerol-rich yet vivacious palate here is not in any awkward way marked by the presence of oak. Chalk and salt add interest and saliva-inducement to a long, brightly juicy, energetic finish, whose citrus rind impingements generate real sizzle. Something must have changed (and I don’t think it’s me) in the barrels or how they are used for this bottling because I find both this and its 2011 successor far superior to the corresponding, slightly wood-challenged 2009 and 2008.

- David Schildknecht, Wine Advocate (Aug, 2014)

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Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Gris Calcaire, Alsace 2014 (750 ml)

WE 93, JS 93, WS 92

Though the aromas and flavors of dried apricot, papaya and orange peel are rich and ripe in character, this broad white is dry and lip-smacking overall, focused by intense acidity. The pronounced minerality echoes smoke and saline notes, with almond skin and paraffin hints lingering on the finish. Drink now through 2027.

- Allison Napjus, Wine Spectator (Sept, 2016)

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Willm Gewurztraminer Cuvee Emile Willm Vendages Tardives, Alsace 2012 (750 ml)

WE 94

Blood orange and peach snatch your senses at the very first whiff. The aromatics are disarming but no longer heady: this has matured into a sober pleasure that's full of peaches scented with passion fruit and barley sugar. The flavors swirl and soar, the luscious sweetness anchors them deftly. This is what a combination of time, fruit and a sugar can do. This is a very sweet late harvest style, suited to fruity desserts.

- Anne Krebiehl, Wine Enthusiast (Aug, 2017)

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Jean-Marc Bernhard Riesling Selection de Grains Nobles (500 ml)

WS 90

An elegant version, offering streamlined acidity for balance, with a smoky undertow. This is rich with flavors of dried apricot, crystallized honey, beeswax, candied orange peel and almond financier, leading to a finish of moderate length. Drink now through 2017.

- Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator (May, 2013)

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Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl, Alsace 2012 (750 ml)

WE 92, WS 92

Clos Windsbuhl in Hunawihr is the northernmost of Zind-Humbrecht’s collection of vineyards. In 2012, it has produced an impressive wine that has all the right spice of Pinot Gris along with acidity and a fresh edge. That gives this rich wine a great lift, with a waft of pear to go with the yellow-fruit flavors. Drink from 2016.

- Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (April, 2015)

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Domaine Marcel Deiss Schoenenbourg, Alsace Grand Cru 2009 (750 ml)

WA 92

Quince jelly; kiwi; honeydew melon and herbal liqueur; along with a hint of aromatic woods scent the Deiss 2009 Schoenenbourg, then saturate the palate with oily glyceral-richness, honeyed ennoblement, and sweet yet lip-smacking persistence. For all of its sweetness and alcohol, this also evinces a sense of buoyancy. I would expect it to be worth following for 15-20 years.

- David Schildknecht, Wine Advocate (May, 2011)

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