Riesling Grand Cru Altenberg de Bergbieten, Cuvée Henriette, Domaine Mochel, 2013
The Wine Society - £21.00 AL11851
Tasting date - 07/03/2019
Appearance - Medium lemon
Nose intensity - Pronounced
Primary aroma - Lemon, lime, grapefruit, marmalade, orange blossom, orange, melon, guava, kiwi
Secondary aroma - None
Tertiary aroma - Smoke, stony, petrol, honey, chamomile
Sweetness - Dry
Acidity - High acidity
Tannin and nature - None
Alcohol - Medium
Body - Medium plus
Intensity - Pronounced
Primary flavours - Lemon, lime, grapefruit, marmalade, orange blossom, orange, melon, guava, kiwi
Secondary flavours - None
Tertiary flavours - Smoke, stony, petrol, honey, chamomile
Finish - Long
Quality - Outstanding
You should be able to instinctively place this in outstanding straight away, BLIC are all on the top end but it really is the varietal expression and definition of this wine that should place it in the top quality category.
It is difficult to think of a reason that this wine would not be German although it would be less likely to be from the Mosel as the body is slightly too full.
Cool fermentation and lack of oak would also help you in identifying the variety as would the acidity and aroma/flavour profile.