Refined brilliance

Another Boxler wine, different vintage this time. Again the L31D refers to a plot of the oldest vines that are harvested very ripe

Riesling Grand Cru Sommerberg L31D 2001, Domaine Albert Boxler

A very stony, mineral nose with plenty of ripe, citric fruit. The nose seems quite linear and intense. There is some fat on the palate, but this wine seems largely to be about minerality and acidity. Not to say there is any lack of fruit, but this is quite a direct style. It is very long, with a creamy minerality and fruity weight finishing it off. Is this as good as the stunning 2002? Probably in the same league, but a slightly different style. Undoubtedly a fine wine and a lovely drink. I do like this very much.