95 Jean-Baptiste Adam 2015 Kaefferkopf Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes Riesling (Alsace). Tender notes of orange peel and pear skin reach the nose. The palate shows a vivid note of orange peel, with an herbal hint of mint and a wonderfully light, fluid touch. There is concentration but also poise, absolute dryness and wonderful length. There is an elegant touch that makes this all the more seductive, especially on the tingling zesty finish. A total joy. Drink 2017–2030. The Sorting Table. —A.K.
abv: 13.5% Price: $54
94 Jean-Baptiste Adam 2015 Wineck-Schlossberg Grand Cru Riesling (Alsace). The nose is not inclined to give much away at this early stage. The palate, however, freely gives wonderfully tart apple fruit that has a juicy ripeness and the tang of lemon. The palate is dry and streamlined, with a wonderfully racy focus of freshness and concentration. Yet this remains svelte and toned. It is the lemony tang that creates such a deliciously lip-smacking and refreshing finish. Lovely now but sure to develop. Drink 2017–2027. The Sorting Table. —A.K.
abv: 13% Price: $54