Everyone has at least a few wines like this. Wines we love to drink, talk about, and contemplate. One of those for me, maybe the head of the class, is Boxler Sommerberg. I’ve had wonderful visits to the domaine. Slyvie Boxler turned me onto the best confiture I’ve ever had in my life, the vineyard itself is magnificent. In fact, this may be the greatest wine in all of
2001 Albert Boxler Riesling Sommerberg (L31D)
This has such a stunning mineral precision that the most appropriate word that comes to mind blinding. Razor sharp, with an focused intensity that I’ve only found at the highest levels of academia. Sure there are waxy yellow fruits in abundance, but the structure of this wine is what captures and captivates. Like a beautiful woman it can be both captivating and dangerous. Actually almost scary in its intensity, like it knows something you do not. Fierce, unrelenting, indefatigable, yet still graceful. How is this all possible? I have no idea, but I’m not sure I can identify a better white wine that I have had all year. Not cheap, but worth every bloody cent.