The Strangenberg Pinot Noir is equally as good qualitatively, but is a bit more muscley, has a deeper palate impact, and not quite as filigrée as the Lutzeltal. It may have even more dry extract, as it really grips the palate with savory flavor. Again, this is plain terrific, and offers a compelling argument for taking Alsatian Pinot Noir very seriously, especially for the $$…..I imagine that in a crowd, it would simply be a matter of personal preference rather than any qualitative nit between the two Pinot Noirs. Get some of each, and you will see what I mean. A little * awarded here. Again, the biggest drawback is the small quantity available.
“Deep red-ruby. The very broad, perfumed nose offers blackberry nectar and sweet spices. Rich and creamy, featuring flavors of dark berries, black cherry and candied violet. This is very big and long, but also very precise. The aftertaste is long and luscious. Compared to the Lutzental Pinot Noir, which most often reminds me of red fruit, this wine presents more in the way of dark berries and black cherry.” 91 Ian D’Agata for the 2016, NOT THE 2020 OFFERED HERE.