Jean Biecher & Fils Alsace Grand Cru Schoenenbourg Riesling 2014


Jean Biecher & Fils Alsace Grand Cru Schoenenbourg Riesling 2014

Colour: Straw

Nose: Pear, sliced green apple, concentrated honey, yuzu, beeswax, touch of worn leather and mineral note.

Palate: Dry (touch of residual sugar), medium body, medium+ acidity. Lemon, citrus peel, crushed stone, grapefruit, pineapple.

Finish: Long finish, green apple, lemon, mineral, dried pineapple.


Rather amazing Riesling, incredibly concentrated. Very rich nose, full of citrus and honey, with nice minerality to up the complexity. The palate is dry but I feel a touch of residual sugar, rich, loaded with fruits and minerals, followed by a lingering finish. Got a great structure, I wonder how well this will age, showing lots of complexity already in its youth. Could drink now, or hold for 2-4 more years.

Michel Delhommeau Cuvée Harmonie Sur Lie Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine 2013


Michel Delhommeau Cuvée Harmonie Sur Lie Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine 2013

Colour: Light straw

Nose: Chalk, melon, citrus, herbal, touch of floral, mineral.

Palate: Dry, medium acidity. Lemon, light fruits, stone.

Finish: Medium+ finish, mineral.

Score: 65/100


Fairly neutral white wine, pretty sure it’s already on the downhill ride. Nothing outstanding throughout, nothing to write home about. Chalk and citrus on the nose, with a touch of mineral. The citrus note carries onto the palate, along with some crushed stone minerality. With a medium-long mineral finish.

0-49 = Terrible

50-59 = Bad

60-79 = Ok-Good

80-84 = Good

85-89 = Very Good

90-95 = Excellent

96-99 = Magnificent

100 = Legendary

Gets exponentially harder to score higher, only the exceptional ones deserves 90+. Price does not affect my scores.

Trimbach Riesling 2013


Trimbach Riesling 2013

Colour: Pale Straw

Nose: Greeted immediately by notes of citrus, green apples, and a touch of peach skin.

Palate: Dry, medium-bodied, high acidity. The nose translate well onto the palate, fresh lemon, green apples, and peaches showing well.

Finish: Medium finish, mineral.

Score: 74/100


To me, this is a box standard Alsace Riesling, a great intro to the basic profile of dry Riesling. Showing a good amount of fruit on the nose and palate, balanced out by the acidity and mineral note.
Very pleasing and simple to drink, great with the usual pairing of seafood and chicken. Works perfectly well by itself as a wine you don’t have to think much about. This was a quick casual drink as you can tell I poured in my casual glassware.
This is widely available world-wide, and very consistent in quality. Would recommend those who wants to try out a dryer Riesling.
**Notes taken at about 12-14°C(~54-57°F) for better capture of aroma and flavour. Would recommend serving at 9-11°C(48-52°F).