The Clos St Landelin Grand Cru, is one of the great viticultural sites for the expressiveness and exotic power of Alsaceâ€™s noble varieties. This monopole of the Domaine is farmed bio-dynamically allowing the vineyard to produce grapes which are concentrated and rich with beautifully mineral acidities.
RenÃ© MurÃ© Clos St. Landelin Riesling Grand Cru 2012
"Riesling at its imperious best. Complex intense honeyed fruit with a steely backbone." -John Wilson, The Irish Times. 8 August 2015"So intense and concentrated, this wine epitomizes the essence of Riesling. Steely, tight, very nervy, and bone dry, it is packed with flavors of citrus, orange zest, grapefruit, and green apple skins. The texture of this young wine is beautifully crisp. Drink from 2016." 94 points, Wine Enthusiast, March 2014Rich, full-bodied an"d weighty, its residual sugar balanced by lively acidity. Very concentrated, structured and long." 18/20. - Stephen Brook, Decanter Magazine, June 2013 "Gold-tinged straw. Spicy vanillin and floral notes jump from the glass, complementing an aroma of white peach. Then very fresh, almost tart, with lime and lemon flavors offering excellent intensity. The slightly austere, mineral-driven finish is marked by citrus notes and a hint of lavender, with a strongly saline note at the back buffering the impression of high acidity. It's clear that this riesling comes from a more gravelly soil than the Vorbourg." 92+ points, -Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, December 2012 "Firm acidity is almost lip-smacking, but shows lovely integration with the notes of tangerine, passion fruit, fresh quince and smoke, with a minerally salinity and a refined, silky texture. Drink now through 2025." 93 points, -Wine Spectator, November 2012 "This producer is making purer and purer wines. This one is still very youthful with crystalline acidity in evidence but there is enough fruit to convince me all will come very well eventually. Very pure and well etched. Very promising." 17/20. -Jancis Robinson, July 2012