Deiss assembled his St. Hippolyte and Beblenheim cuvees into a single wine due to the tiny crop in '05) Mute on the nose following the bottling ten days before my visit; showed hints of exotic ripeness with aeration. Ripe, pliant and peachy, with an attractive sugar/acid balance. This doesn't offer the mineral cut or freshness of the '04 but it boasts more texture and density. Needs time to harmonize but offers very good potential and persistence. "I once offered nine different rieslings," said Jean-Michel Deiss, "and it was a catastrophe, as they were all so far from the riesling 'type'."