Pale straw. Lemon and minerals on the penetrating, floral nose. Big and rich, delivering flavors of ripe tangerine, orange oil and anise. Nicely textured and classically dry on the long finish, and very nicely balanced. This wine is made from younger vines from different lieux-dits as well as some from grand cru sites. Deiss told me that some of the lesser vineyards are now used for another less-expensive line of wines, which explains why this essentially entry-level Riesling has so much more structure than usual.
90 Ian d'Agata, www.vinousmedia.com (Feb 2016)
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The citrus colored 2013 Riesling offers intense and concentrated fruit aromas with mineral and some cow barn notes, as well as a touch of overripeness (raisins). The racy attack on the palate ("we bottled it with high CO2 because we add only a small amount of sulfur," says Jean-Michel Deiss) is followed by a ripe, full flavored, intense and tension-filled palate, and a good and stimulatingly salty length and a lingering piquancy. This is a real Riesling character from old casks. The wine was kept on the full lees until August 2014, with no racking, no dosage or sulfur.
88 Stephan Reinhart, The Wine Advocate, erobertparker.com (Oct 2015)
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Jean-Michel Deiss's wines are without doubt among the most exciting of the region. His experimental field blends in the wines he likes to call 'level of Premier Cru' are immensely impressive and worth experimenting with - they each have a definite and unique character, and are some of the most fascinating white wines in the world. Deiss may be a contrary character himself, not always in tune with other producers in the area, but the quality in the wines really does speak for what he has achieved. Biodynamic.
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