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It appears with a beautiful, light color with golden reflections. The taste is fresh and soft with Pinot Gris grape fruity and aromatic character. Generous fragrance of sweet pickled fruit, pear and sweet honey melon on the nose. The palate is rich but silky. Aromas of peach, passion fruit, black tea, licorice. Aromatic and full-bodied.
RenÃ© MurÃ© Clos St. Landelin Pinot Gris Grand Cru Vorbourg 2012
"Rounded notes of Bosc pear flesh and peel play softly on nose and palate. There is a very pleasant, slightly bitter phenolic edge, reminiscent of marzipan and a slight sweetness. Together they make for an intriguing and moreish contrast against a fluid, textured palate. The finish is off dry and has that marzipan edge." - 93 points, Wine Enthusiast, Anne Krebiehl MW, April 2016, 2013 vintage "Heady notes of ripe pear and chalky stone entice on the nose. The dry, focused palate adds aromatic spice, some white pepper too, and glides along a faultline of pure, fresh acidity. Beautifully integrated, the elements of pear and citrus zest complement each other for grown-up, sustained fun." - 93 points, Wine Enthusiast, Anne Krebiehl MW, April 2016, 2014 vintageThe 2009 Pinot Gris Vorbourg Clos St.-Landelin – harvested September 10-11 – is scented and lusciously brimming with surprisingly fresh apple, Persian melon, and peach supported by subtle sweetness that was no doubt essential to warding-off any weightiness or warmth from alcohol. This is succulent and mouthwatering in a manner one doesn't often encounter from its grape and vintage, though its glycerin-rich oily texture is certainly familiar from other 2009s. Citrus rind, fruit pit, and peat offer piquant and pungent counterpoint in the finish. I suppose you could fault this for not displaying a lot of varietal typicity, but perhaps that's not such a bad thing in the context of its vintage! Veronique Mure believes this isn't showing at its best since recent bottling, and if that impression is correct, then all the more reason to acquire and audition some for yourself over the next dozen or so years. 90+/100. - Robert Parker, May 2011