Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate


WINE ADVOCATE September 2015 Ratings

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September 30, 2015
By: Franck's Signature Wines

Alsace

Domaine SIPP MACK  Riesling Grand Cru Rosacker 2010 -  90 pts

"The white-golden colored 2010 Riesling Grand Cru Rosacker opens with an elegant and creamy, buttery and quite yeasty nose of very ripe and overripe fruit aromas with nicely cool and flinty aromas in the background. The attack on the palate is smooth and elegant and reveals a full-bodied, quite rich, fresh and mineral palate and a compact, persistent and lingering salty finish. The wine has a very good concentration and a firm structure and can be aged for up to 10 and more years." - Stephen Reinhardt (eRobertParker.com, Interim Sept 2015)

Domaine SIPP MACK  Riesling Grand Cru Rosacker 2011 -  88 pts

"Possessing an intense yellow color the 2011 Riesling Grand Cru Rosacker has deep, ripe and elegant fruit aromas on the complex and spicy nose. From the deep marl soils of the prestigious Rosacker (a east-southeast facing cru between 260 and 330 meters of altitude and a heavy, stony, calcareous marly-clay soil over a limestone bedrock which guarantees freshness even in a warm vintage like 2011) this full-bodied and powerful dry Riesling has a stunning vital acidity and lingering salinity. The finish is long and complex and very well structured but, maybe, a little bit bitter." - Stephen Reinhardt (eRobertParker.com, Interim Sept 2015)

Domaine SIPP MACK  Pinot Gris Grand Cru Osterberg 2011 -  90 pts

"Bottled with almost 40 grams of residual sugar and 14% of alcohol the medium-dry 2011 Pinot Gris Grand Cru Osterberg (stony clay, calcareous marl soil) has an intense golden-yellow color followed by pristine fruit aromas along with a very nice flinty note on the nose. The attack on the palate is sweet and round but the rich and powerful wine reveals a nice minerality and elegance and a very delicate finish with a lingering salinity which makes this wine tasting dryer than it technically is. Excellent food wine." - Stephen Reinhardt (eRobertParker.com, Interim Sept 2015)

Domaine SIPP MACK  Riesling Vieilles Vignes 2013

"Clear, bright and lemon-fresh fruit aromas open the 2013 Riesling Vieilles Vignes and lead to a medium-bodied, piquant and really fresh palate with a grippy structure and a good, dry finish. Drink this wine from calcareous calls soils over the next 3 to 5 years." - Stephen Reinhardt (eRobertParker.com, Interim Sept 2015)

Domaine SIPP MACK  Gewurztraminer Vieilles Vignes 2012 -  89 pts

"Very intense but clear and aromatic on the inviting nose the 2012 Gewurztraminer Vieilles Vignes displays lychee and lemon flavors along with some refreshing stony and floral flavors. Sweet, round and very elegant on the palate this is a well balanced and delicate Gewurztraminer with a long and slightly salty finish and orange aromas in the aftertaste. Very stimulating and food-friendly due to its freshness, elegance and mineral character. This is what I’d call a Best Buy Gewurztraminer. Moelleux style with 51 grams of residual sugar and 13.5% alcohol." - Stephen Reinhardt (eRobertParker.com, Interim Sept 2015)

Domaine SIPP MACK  Pinot Gris Selection de Grains Noble 2010 -  92 pts

"The golden-yellow 2010 Pinot Gris Sélection de Grains Nobles has a stunningly clear and precise, concentrated and fresh bouquet of lemon zests. On the palate this is a a rich, concentrated, sweet, piquant and juicy SGN that reveals not only a vibrant acidity and lingering salinity but a firm and grippy tannin structure that makes it a great food partner and gives it an excellent aging potential too." - Stephen Reinhardt (eRobertParker.com, Interim Sept 2015)


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