Boxler’s late-harvest wines are the freshest, purest, most electric we have ever tasted. This 2009 from the grand cru Sommerberg is truly a masterpiece. Its explosiveness, poise and balance, never-ending length, and complexity of flavor should not have to compete with food or any other distraction. Sélection de Grains Nobles wines of this quality in Alsace take incredible skill to make, as multiple passes through the vineyard must be made to hand-select the most concentrated grapes one berry at a time. This is a supremely beautiful example of a harmonious, highly successful partnership between man and nature.