Alsace & Luxembourg: 2017s and Late-Released 2016s (Jan 2019)

Golden-tinged yellow. Almond paste, beurre blanc, lemon curd, sweet spices, coconut and toast, complicated by a hint of petrol. Bright and acid, offering lively flavors similar to the aromas. A hint of noble rot is typical of the vintage, as it was in 1998. This is very complex, especially on the nose, and boasts a delightful acid-fruit balance. Finishes with hints of coriander and mint and a really pentrating acid cut. Not the most powerful CSH ever made, but very well balanced.