|Premier Grand Cru Classe A
43-year-old vines. 2.5 t/ha.
This is a little more like the Pettenthal on the nose, wild and fumy and herbal. A high percentage of the fruit was basket pressed. But on the palate it is tight, pure driving citrus fruit, very different from what the nose predicted. Mouth-watering intensity and purity. There’s concentration, depth and weight of fruit but the acidity keeps it light on its feet, and a long spiced/mineral finish. Long salty aftertaste increases the freshness. Impressive but very primary and hard to taste, like tasting something that should be mixed with water before drinking. Too intense? Wait.