Domaine Bruno Sorg 2008

A top place to visit when you are in the area; he may not always hit the spot, especially with the more minor wines, but when he does there is complexity and style-a-go-go. Morever, there is a great tarte flambee place just around the corner.

Pinot Blanc 2007

Nice, charming fruit. Some creaminess. Very good acidity makes this lively.

Sylvaner Vieille Vigne 2007

Quite fresh and grassy on the nose, but rather understated. Piss boring palate with bugger all fruit and bugger all of anything else, if we are honest.

Cremant d’Alsace

This is more than a bit dirty on the nose. No. No way. The palate is a god-awful melange of really dire flavours that are completely repulsive.

Muscat 2005

Honeysuckle nose with the perfume of freshly-cut grass. Smells reasonably appealing. The palate is very light and it appears as far as drinking this goes the train left the station a couple of years ago.

Riesling 2006

Fresh, light nose of lime fruit. Creamy palate with sharp, bright acidity which make this a lot of fun.

Riesling Grand Cru Florimont 2003

Baked apple on the nose, with a really compelling edge of minerality. The palate is charmingly fat, with a very voluptuous body. It does have enough acidity to keep the balance top bunny, though.

Riesling Grand Cru Pfersigberg 2003

Nice concentration of rich, ripe citrus fruit. It is also quite peachy. Serious complexity on the nose. The palate has a lot of weight and a lot of groovy style. Very good indeed.

Riesling Grand Cru Pfersigberg Vieille Vigne 2003

Serious density and fat. Weight and power on the palate, rather than much in the way of acidity. Impressive, but not so well balanced. This is not fitting in with Sorg’s house style.

Riesling Grand Cru Florimont 2005

Now this has a nose: expressive, livid and lively. A lovely froal character to the nose. The palate is bursting with lovely, lovely fruit, with crisp acidity and great body. Classy tits, man.

Riesling Grand Cru Pfersigberg 2004

The nose is a little closed, but the Grand Cru character pokes its head out. The palate has good density, but the lightness given by the strong acid and powerful minerality make this lovely.

Riesling Grand Cru Pfersigberg 2005

A pronouced stone character on the nose, with good lime fruit. This has a pleasing harmony between dense favours and elegant acidity. This is a pretty lush bottle.

Pinot Gris 2007

Lychee, rambutan and peaches on the nose. Smells lovely. The palate is quite lively, but there is a good desnity to it. This is really good for a basic Pinot Gris.

Pinot Gris Vieille Vigne 2005

Toasted sesame seed on the nose that bursts with white fruit. Lots of depth here. The palate has plenty of fruity charm and a very pleasing old vines depth of concentration. Lovely++

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Florimont 2005

Ha ha! This smells lovely. Peachy, grapey fruit that expresses itself in a complex whole. It has a tad of residual sugar, but that is no problem. We are talking top balance with great acidity and creamy minerality.

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Pfersigberg 2005

Lovely nose that is pretty complex. The palate has density of character and a fleshy finish of sweet fruit. This is another deeply pleasing wine.

Gewurztraminer 2006

Liquorice, banana, spice are all present on the nose. Smells quite pleasing for a basic wine. The palate, however, is less of a hit; thin and light with not much of the body you’d expect from a Gewurztraminer.

Gewurztraminer Vieille Vigne 2005

An intense nose of banana action. The palate has better concentration than the last wine, but it is still a bit simple.

Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Pfersigberg 2006

Nice lychee fruit on the nose that suggests you are up for a louche time when you plunge in. The palate has lots of spiciness and lovely fruit that really persists on the finish. Undeniable complexity here. Lovely stuff.

Gewurztraminer Vendange Tardive 2005

An incredibly expressive nose, wonderful, wonderful fruit with some pronounced botrytis character. Bags of style to the nose. The palate bursts with fruit and minerality, with a perfectly balanced sweetness, Great elegance and class, too. Yeah!