Albert Boxler 2018 Sylvaner, Alsace
The recycling bin outside the average Alsatian household likely contains more empty bottles of Sylvaner than of “noble” Riesling, Pinot Gris, Muscat, and Gewurztraminer combined. It comes as no surprise: with unrivaled versatility at table and guaranteed mouthwatering abilities, the grape brings something new and fresh to the table. Jean Boxler is an accomplished ambassador of the variety, and the remarkable finesse of his sleek, stony, apple blossom–scented 2018 suggests that Sylvaner possesses some noble DNA of its own. 50 year old vines.