Zinck Eichberg Riesling GC, Alsace, France, 2009.
Riesling, 13.5% abv, natural cork closure; widely available, about £16 (2012).
WSET style tasting note
Appearance – clear and bright, pale intensity gold, showing tears.
Nose – clean on the nose, medium (+) intensity, developing, with aromas of limy citrus, ripe grapefruit, stone fruit – apricot and white peach, with hints of tropical fruit – pineapple and rich honey.
Palate – the wine is off-dry, with a medium (+) acidity, medium (+) alcohol, medium (+) body, with medium (+) intensity flavours of limy and lemony citrus and pineapple juice, with a long long length.
Quality and comment – a wine of very good quality and harmony, with a balance between acidity and alcohol+residual sugar. There is lots of evolution and concentration of aroma and flavour, with very long length and a clean finish.