Medium-dark yellow. Lemon zest and anise complicate ripe tropical fruit aromas on the nose. Fat and rich in the mouth, with fine-grained peach and exotic fruit flavors showing compelling sweetness and complicated by a strong note of marzipan. Not particularly closed for a young Riesling, but the long, powerful finish suggests this will age well. Preiss-Henny used to make great wines from these vines, and the Trimbach family was happy to buy them up over the years. Mandelberg is an exceptionally warm site, and its Rieslings are more tropical and forward than most in Alsace, with a strong note of ripe pineapple. Drink 2018-2026. 91+ points, Ian d’Agata, Vinous, February 2016.
As the note above says this is a warmer site and the wine is richer and leaning to tropical in it’s flavours. More golden in colour, honied and concentrated. The acid is there but covered with lush fruit – a very seductive wine. Really intense and great drinking. Not the elegance of the other top wines but it punches really well at it’s price. No need to wait – drinking beautifully. Excellent with Chinese/Japanese dishes. Ian Cook