Mann, Domaine Albert
Alsace, France
Vieilles Vignes
Fully bronzed but has enough surface shine and glow to not appear “aged” per se, moderate hue loss at the rims. Richly honeyed nose with tangerine zest, crisp litchee nut notes, spearmint, rose petals, powerful pear, apricot, persimmon fruit scents, lingers nicely and never gets gluey in the nostrils. Full-bodied, more acidity than one might expect, thus it feels contoured and ends freshly. Mandarin orange, tangerine to perhaps grapefruit citrus a dominant element, more so as the honey and litchee show restrain. Light saline quality and around the periphery appears to be getting some tertiary mushroom accents. Rose dew moistens the apricot, melon, pear to yellow apple fruit. Still drinking like there’s upside if you really like this grape fully matured.
91 points