Alsace: The 2014s and Late-Release 2013s

Alsace is home to the best Gewürztraminers on the planet, along with Rieslings and Pinot Gris that are among the finest anywhere. All three varieties also produce what are some of the world's most profound late-harvest sweet wines. Alsace's 2014 vintage is not going to be remembered as particularly memorable, but the more serious 2013 wines, most of which are bottled and released later, have turned out nicely.

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2015 Bodegas Etchart Cafayate Gran Linaje Torrontés ($20) 91 points

2015 Bodegas Etchart Cafayate Gran Linaje Torrontés, 91 points

The subtly complex nose of this classic Torrontés entices with scents of lemon grass, flowers and gingery spices. Insinuating acidity leavens the wine’s slight sweetness, leaving a brisk, lemony impression. A feel of saline minerality gives grip and a light touch to the juicy finish. (ST)


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1995 Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Clos Jebsal Selection de Grains Nobles

Golden yellow. Aromas of peach, orange oil, candied lemon peel, truffle and honeyed raisins. Multi-layered and complex, with luscious stone fruit and ripe citrus flavors complicated by sweet spices and a touch of clover honey...

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