Dom. Zusslin Sylvaner Alsace 2004

Domaine Valentin Zusslin, Vieilles Vignes, Sylvaner, AOC/AOP Alsace, Orschwihr, France, 2004.

This wine: varietal sylvaner, Demeter biodynamic registered, natural cork closure with inset wax cap, 12.5% abv, Gauntleys, bin end £4 (2016).

WSET style tasting note
Appearance: clear and bright, deep intensity gold, showing tears.

Nose: clean on the nose, of pronounced intensity, fully developed, with aromas as they come, of slightly high-toned honeyed over-ripe pineapple, over-ripe apricot and yellow peach, dried orange peel, spice, anise, nutty and waxy hints.

Palate: off-dry, medium acidity, medium alcohol and a medium (+) body, with a velvety texture and a very light grip, a medium (+) intensity, with flavours of honeyed over-ripe peach, mango, sweet baked pineapple and gorse flower (delicate coconut-like). A long length with a clean rich ripe fruit finish, with a slight bitterness on the end.

Quality: a very good quality wine, finely balanced acidity with intensity of flavour, decent concentration and showing some complexity, following into the long, richly flavoured length.

Readiness for drinking/potential for ageing: drink now, unsuitable for further ageing – the acid balance is on the edge and the wine fully developed.

About citbp

I am interested in everything about wine, from site selection to tasting.
This entry was posted in 10to20 - still white, france alsace, sylvaner. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s