2014 Review Love for Domaine Emile Beyer Grand Cru Offerings
February 28, 2017
2014 Emile Beyer Pinot Gris Hohrain-90 Points
From a north-east-facing plot with limestone soils, the 2014 Pinot Gris Hohrain opens a bit reductive on the nose, with ripe pear and apple, and some bread aromas intertwined with tropical fruit. Full-bodied and round, this is a mouth-filling, rich and well-structured yet pure and even finessed Pinot. It has a silky texture and nice salinity in the finish. It drinks a bit like a matured Blanc de Blanc Champagne and should be perfect with stewed duck.- Stephan Reinhardt, Issue 299, "The Wine Advocate".
2014 Emile Beyer Riesling Grand Cru Pfersigberg-90 POints
From 35- to 45-year-old vines and picked with 10-15% botrytis, the 2014 Riesling Grand Cru Pfersigberg has a pretty open but slightly leathery bouquet of ripe stone fruits and lemon flavors; also, the fruit fly problem of the 2014 vintage shines through. On the palate, this is a round and aromatic, generously lavored Riesling with a piquant and refreshing acidity, good mineral grip and the coolish character of the vintage. The wine has a good mouthfeel and will age very well over the next 10 to 12+ years. -Stephan Reinhardt, Issue 299, "The Wine Advocate".
2014 Emile Beyer Riesling Grand Cru Eichberg-91 Points
From a flatter, deeper and lower plot compared to the Pfersigberg, the 2014 Riesling Grand Cru Eichberg offers a pretty pure, deep and mineral bouquet with flinty flavors and ripe fruit aromas. Full-bodied, rich and powerful on the palate, this is a firmly structured, tannic wine with a round and intense fruit, as well as a long and persistent finish. Still young but with a good aging potential. -Stephan Reinhardt, Issue 299, "The Wine Advocate".
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