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Joanna Locke MW Joanna Locke MW

A cracking year in store

2017 is shaping up to be a cracking Alsace vintage across all grapes and all prices. Volumes were down, so this is not a vintage in plentiful supply, but it will nonetheless be the focus of our Alsace offer this autumn. 2018 brought relieved smiles, as the harvest was generous in both quantity and quality, and we’ll start to see early fruit-filled examples this summer.

2015 produced ripe, sometimes powerful wines – the new Exhibition Gewurztraminer is a case in point – and has provided some fine wines for cellaring, as well as early drinking pleasure at lower price points. 2010 remains the last great vintage, and now in fairly short supply so enthusiasts should snap up these wines while they can. The best are barely hitting their stride and will age for many years to come.

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