Léon Beyer Riesling Les Ecaillers 2011
£29.16 (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Beyer might declassify their 2011 Riesling Les Ecaillers, as the wine was not slated for release before late 2014 and this estate has never hesitated to subject their offerings to severe scrutiny. The wine is lovely; the question is whether it has the brightness, firmness and mineral expression that characterize this “shuckers” cuvee from the deeply calcareous Pfersigberg. Hints of fusel oils and mothball mingle with kirsch and fresh apple in the nose, leading to a refreshing though gentle finish. I suspect that this will be best enjoyed by 2016.