Domaine Paul Blanck : 2015 Schlossberg Grand Cru Riesling, 2016 Furstentum Grand Cru Riesling, 2014 Sommerberg Grand Cru Riesling, 2015 Furstentum Grand Cru Riesling
Paul Blanck 2015 Schlossberg Grand Cru Riesling - 95 Points
Juicy plum, ripe apple and yellow pear are wrapped in a zesty citrus haze. The palate speaks with the same fruity generosity and exuberance but corrals it with wonderfully bright zesty vivid lemon. Underneath all that is a stony firm precision that anchors all of that lively fruitiness and allows the subtlety of the citrus to surface. The finish is serene, dry, zesty and whistle clean. Drink now through 2038.Paul Blanck 2016 Furstentum Grand Cru Riesling - 95 Points
Wet stone, with zesty aromas of fresh lemon and lime peel, creates a breezy fresh nose. With a little more air, riper citrus notions of orange and mandarin show through, but the palate majors resolutely on zesty lemon freshness. This is dry and streamlined but has a lovely hinterland of rich citrus flavors. Lovely and long with a lip-smacking finish, this is delightful now, but with great potential.Paul Blanck 2014 Sommerberg Grand Cru Riesling - 94 Points
A whole profusion of apple notes assails the nose. There is freshly cut Red Delicious alongside dried apples and baked apple tart. Indeed, there are notions of bitter almond and frangipani paste. While this suggests aromatic richness, the palate remains dry and acts as the perfect foil for these riches. A textured seam of freshness guarantees that this will continue evolving. Drink now through 2028.Paul Blanck 2015 Furstentum Grand Cru Riesling - 93 Points
The zestiness on the nose is undeniable but subtle. There is a hint of stone and earth, too. With air, an aromatic edge of pear and apricot appears. The palate comes in with smooth generous fruit. Serene ripe notes of apple and pear are tempered by gentle, but distinct, lemon freshness. This has a fluid, generous and harmonious body and a just off-dry finish. The lemon notes linger long. Drink 2028–2030.