Wine Spectator
Commentaires vins

MOLTES Riesling Alsace Gaentzbrunnen Terroir
Lots of ripe fruit flavor—pineapple, papaya and tangerine—presents itself, but there’s also plenty of apple blossom character and a mineral tang to this. The lively acidity weaves through the wine to the lingering floral finish. Drink now through 2018. 600 cases made. –AN
Country: France • Region: Alsace • Issue Date: Apr 30, 2010
2008 90/100

MOLTES Gewürztraminer Alsace Grand Cru Steinert
This juicy version shows good richness and lots of flavor—apple blossom, mango and orange peel—as well as snappy acidity. Textbook spice and cold cream notes run throughout, lingering on the finish. Drink now through 2012. 400 cases made. –AN
Country: France • Region: Alsace • Issue Date: Apr 30, 2010
2008 88/100

MOLTES Gewürztraminer Alsace Réserve
Lightly honeyed and on the soft side, but balanced by subtle, juicy acidity. Offers flavors of candied pink grapefruit, orange gelato, ripe peach, spice and a lingering hint of smoky, candied orange zest. Drink now through 2017. 900 cases made. –AN
Country: France • Region: Alsace • Issue Date: Web Only – 2012
2010 88/100

MOLTES Pinot Gris Alsace Réserve
Tangy acidity enlivens this light-bodied Pinot Gris, brightening flavors of peach, cantaloupe and orange granita. Well-balanced and focused, with a lightly spiced, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2017. 1,000 cases made. –AN
Country: France • Region: Alsace • Issue Date: Web Only – 2012
2010 88/100

MOLTES Pinot Gris Alsace Réserve
This finds fine balance between its creamy texture, apricot, candied orange peel and persimmon flavors and juicy acidity. A pretty, expressive wine, with floral, almond, smoke and spiced nut notes running throughout. Drink now through 2013. 1,000 cases made. –AN
Country: France • Region: Alsace • Issue Date: Web Only – 2011
2010 88/100

MOLTES Pinot Noir Alsace Réserve
This subtle red is well-integrated, offering a mix of dark black cherry, mulled plum, loamy earth and smoke notes, framed by lightly dusty tannins. Pleasant, juicy acidity. Drink now through 2016. 500 cases made. –AN
Country: France • Region: Alsace • Issue Date: Web Only – 2011
2009 88/100

MOLTES Riesling Alsace Gaentzbrunnen Terroir
A subtle Riesling, displaying layered flavors of yellow apple, star fruit and white peach, with hints of richer candied orange peel and crystallized honey. There’s a mineral note that runs through the wine, showing especially on the moderate finish. Drink now. 600 cases made. –AN
Country: France • Region: Alsace • Issue Date: Web Only – 2011
2009 88/100

MOLTES Riesling Alsace Réserve
Though elegant, this wine displays plenty of ripe Jonagold apple, clementine and orange blossom notes, along with a touch of brine. Well-structured, with a hint of licorice lingering on the finish. Drink now through 2018. 1,000 cases made. –AN
Country: France • Region: Alsace • Issue Date: Apr 30, 2010
2008 88/100

MOLTES Riesling Alsace Réserve
Well-knit and expressive in a light-bodied and lithe frame. Bright and tangy, this offers notes of ripe peach, acacia blossom, beeswax and gumdrop. Drink now through 2014. 1,000 cases made. –AN
Country: France • Region: Alsace • Issue Date: Web Only – 2012
2010 87/100

MOLTES Riesling Alsace Réserve
A round, juicy Riesling, offering a pretty nose of orchard blossoms, with hints of dried apricot and candied orange peel. Fresh and appealing, with a moderate finish. Drink now. 600 cases made. –AN
Country: France • Region: Alsace • Issue Date: Web Only – 2011
2009 87/100

MOLTES Pinot Gris Alsace Grand Cru Steinert
Honeyed flavors of tangerine, pineapple and apple blossom mark this juicy Pinot Gris. There’s a light fleshiness to it, and mouthwatering acidity on the finish. Drink now. –AN
Country: France • Region: Alsace • Issue Date: Web Only – 2010
2008 86/100

MOLTES Pinot Gris Alsace Tradition
Lightly sweet and juicy, this balanced white offers ripe apple, apricot, floral and honey notes. Drink now. 1,000 cases made. –AN
Country: France • Region: Alsace • Issue Date: Web Only – 2014
2013 85/100

MOLTES Riesling Alsace Tradition
Light and floral, with hints of dried apricot, kumquat and anise. Drink now. 1,000 cases made. –AN
Country: France • Region: Alsace • Issue Date: Web Only – 2014
2013 85/100

MOLTES Riesling Alsace Gaentzbrunnen Terroir
Modest, with floral, anise, ripe apple and citrus zest notes. Drink now. 600 cases made. –AN
Country: France • Region: Alsace • Issue Date: Web Only – 2012
2010 84/100

MOLTES Pinot Blanc Alsace Réserve
A straightforward Pinot Blanc, with hints of lemon peel, star fruit and smoke. Almond notes mark the finish. Drink now. 600 cases made. –AN
Country: France • Region: Alsace • Issue Date: Web Only – 2011
2009 83/100

MOLTES Brut Crémant d’Alsace
A light smoke note underscores flavors of crab apple, orange peel and a hint of candle wax in this taut sparkler. Firm finish. Drink now. 1,500 cases made. –AN
Country: France • Region: Alsace • Issue Date: Web Only – 2011
NV 82/100

MOLTES Pinot Blanc Alsace Réserve
Modest and fresh, with a spicy undercurrent accenting hints of yellow apple and pear. Drink now. 600 cases made. –AN
Country: France • Region: Alsace • Issue Date: Web Only – 2012
2010 82/100

MOLTES Pinot Blanc Alsace Réserve
There’s a tinny note to the peach and pear flavors in this unusual Pinot Blanc, underscored by floral and nut flavors, particularly toward the finish. Drink now. 600 cases made. –AN
Country: France • Region: Alsace • Issue Date: Web Only – 2010
2008 80/100