2016 Charles Baur Muscat Alsace

SKU #1365185 92 points Vinous

 Pale straw. Notes of spicy flowers, white peach, grapefruit and lime on the nose and body are extremely pure and have a penetrating quality that is absolutely delightful. Fruit-forward and delicious, boasting lovely sugar/acid balance and noteworthy precision and length, this beauty has a huge “gulpability factor” - one sip and you can’t help but gulp down glass after glass. Made from grapes grown in the stellar Eichberg grand cru, one of Alsace’s best. The back label reads dry, but there is a hint of welcome residual sweetness here that adds body. Knockout stuff. (ID)  (5/2018)

90 points Wine Enthusiast

 The spicy freshness of honeysuckle hovers on the nose. Light and dry, the palate conveys fresh and bright lemon notes. An inherent purity lifts the entire affair. The finish is dry and light, but lasting. (AK)  (4/2019)

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By: Alex Pross | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/18/2018 | Send Email
I love a Muscat as a change of pace from the other aromatic whites. A Muscat offers a slightly different taste profile as it tends to lean towards orange and tangerine flavors rather than peach, mango and apricot flavors that Gewurztraminers do. The 2016 Charles Baur Muscat Alsace is killer deal with sexy aromas of orange flowers and spice while the palate bursts with tangerine and mandarin flavors.
Top Value! Drink from 2018 to 2021

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