Over the years the Faller family, who run @domaineweinbach have consistently crafted some of the greatest aromatic white wines I have been fortunate enough to taste.
The Domaine farms 27 hectares, the majority of which is Grand Cru, and vinification here hasn’t changed much over the generations, I guess neither have the huge, ancient casks the wines are aged in.
Regarding the 2018s, we tasted them recently and I think the key to the vintage here is a generally brooding sense of intensity and power, the top-tier wines seeming almost muscular. They are rich and deeply fruited wines with big personalities, yet they still seem tense at the same time. They are richer than some other vintages but also they have plenty of energy in reserve which keeps them lively and suggests a solid upward trajectory in the cellar, if that is your bent.
Needless to say we at the Prince are firmly in the Weinbach camp, their only real rival for supremacy in the region would be Humbrecht.
While the reviews are not in yet, I assure you they will come and they will be great, but for now you will have to trust Alex, Myles and myself when we say these are sensational.
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