Schlumberger ‘Les Princes Abbes’ Alsace Pinot Blanc 2011

Pinot Blanc from France - Alsace
Review Date : 17-Mar-2014
Very pale straw colour. This has a very positive bouquet with tight aromas of white stonefruits and mouthwatering flint and mineral notes. Dry to taste, the mouthfeel is clean and crisp with good body and depth. Flavours of ripe, white stonefruits, minerals, flint and earth are the feature, and supported by fine-textured phenolics, and balanced acidity. The wine is tight, straightforward and has good sweet vinisity. A modern Pinot Blanc style with subtle winemaker inputs. Drink now and over the next 4+ years. 70% Auxerrois and 30% Pinot Blanc, from Saering and Spiegel grand crus plud Bux and Bollenberg lieux-dits. 12.5% alc. and 3 g/L RS. 17.5-/20 Mar 2014 RRP $27.99 Bright, light golden yellow colour, the aromas are full and softly presented with fresh, ripe yellow stonefruits, nearly broad, but with good depth and weight. Dry to taste, rich, ripe, primary stonefruit and pear flavours show with real weight and presence. The textures are soft and fat, the roundness enhanced by low acidity. The fruit flows smoothly to a long finish with subtly complex reductive flinty nuances. This is a substantially weighted, youthful Pinot Blanc that is rich and satisfying. A wine to serve with first courses over the next 3-4+ years. A blend of 70% Auxerrois and 30% Pinot Blanc from the grand cru sites ‘Saering' and ‘Spiegel' and ‘Bux' ans ‘Bollenberg' sites, fermented to 12.5% alc. and approx. 3 g/L rs. 17.5+/20 Nov 2012 RRP $23.99

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