From an blend of old vines from the Rosenberg and Altenbourg vineyards. Bright straw-green. Blood orange and lemon aromas. Juicy and ripe on the palate, with flavours of orange, tangerine and yellow apple. Lovely concentration here, very nicely balanced, finishing with bright acidity and lingering lemon and a lick of spice and herb. A lesson in purity!
Domaine Albert Mann sits firmly in the top rank of Alsatian wine producers. The quality of wines from here is always incredibly consistent, but at the same time has been on a constant upward curve; a fact that must be in part related to the estate’s conversion to biodynamic viticulture. Brothers Jacky and Maurice Barthelme consistently produce wines of richness, concentration and intensity, while never losing sight of terroir.
'Good full yellow. Fresh hay, lemon, nectarine and mint on the nose. Then suave, spicy and youthfully tight, conveying flavors of peach nectar and lime. Fresh and firm but not classically dry (9.5 g/L residual sugar and 6.9 g/L total acidity), finishing with a lemony nuance and attractive lift. The juice from young Schlossberg vines was declassified into this wine; it strikes me as the best Cuvée Albert in some time, but Jacky Barthelmy feels strongly that the 2014 Cuvée Albert was just as good. Made from 49-year-old Riesling vines grown on lighter soils.'
Ian D'Agata, vinous.com