Gregory Dal Piaz

Location: New York, NY

Top Alsace Pinot Gris tasted 10/13

5. Josmeyer Pinot Gris Alsace Grand Cru Aoc Hengst (2005)

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Deeply aromatic with apple, spice and dried herbal aromas wrapped in a gently nutty and honied robe. On entry thisretains a trace of sweetness adding more richness more than sweetness today, filling out the mid-palate and it’s attractive blend of faded apple fruit, honey and dried floral tones. Rather elegant and long on the finish which again shows lots of honey and tea character topped with saffron spice notes all showing persistence and intensity of flavor, there’s even a little plantain, starchy vegetal note as well. Easy drinking with some attractive aged complexity. 88pts
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  • 729598Saffredi Dear Pinot Gris - , Pinot Grigio - , Grauburgunder afficionados, When at its very best this is certainly one of my favourite wines! Though some Alsacian producers make very good P.G., the best P.G.'s still come from North and Northeast Italy: Alto Adige and Friuli. Yes, Italy. We should quickley disregard any P.G. from Veneto (don't know why it sells so good in the US; must be the low price). But in Alto Adige I just recently tasted the top level P.G.'s from Tiefenbrunner Castel Turmhof (2011 and 2012) and in Friuli Isonzo the 2009, 2010 and 2011 P.G. Dessimis from Vie di Romans. Not just excellent, but truly outstanding (in my point of view). If you are used to drinking regular P.G.'s from the States or Veneto, Italy, a new world will be opening up for you when drinking the P.G.'s I just tasted. WOW !

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