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Domaine Paul Blanck – 24/02/2012

Muscat 2011
Unmistakable musk aroma, but without the viscosity and oiliness you can sometimes get with the variety.

Gewurztraminer 2011
Reminded me of the lolly teeth I used to eat when I was young, sitting somewhere between musk sticks and spearmint.

Schlossberg Riesling Grand Cru 2011
Very floral and white peach aromas, and was more intense and balanced in the texture and acidity.

Furstentum Riesling Grand Cru 2011
Richer, fuller and broader on the palate, showing more tropical citrus notes and more texture.

Furstentum Riesling Grand Cru 2005
Wonderful mineral kerosene nose riesling gets, with ripe pineapple and pear fruit on the palate.

Domaine Paul Blanck

Domaine Paul Blanck

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Difference of opinion (Alsace, France – Day Four)

One of the major goals of my journey is to discover first hand what makes each great region in the wine world unique, to find a consistency if there is one. With so many regions to choose from as a wine consumer, it helps to have some element of the product to distinguish it from everything else. Most major regions in Europe usually have more producers than all of Australia, and when you only visit six of them it isn’t always easy to get an accurate snapshot. If you are visiting very high quality ones it does help, as the tenets of quality are usually the same (low yields, natural yeast fermentation etc.) Even in these circumstances you can get producers that have almost completely different philosophies, yet both produce outstanding wines. This is one of the many things that makes wine such an amazing product, and working in it exhilarating.

Old foudre with tartrate build-up at Kuentz-Bas

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