Schlumberger ‘Les Princes Abbes’ Alsace Riesling 2006

Riesling from France - Alsace
Review Date : 31-Jan-2012
Light straw-yellow with golden hues. The bouquet is rather muddled, and quite restrained, some musty notes with oxidation (?) and sulphide (?) elements. Dry to taste, this has a soft, salty, seaside, sherry-like flavoured palate with stonefruits, as well as mineral elements. The palate is tight and has concentration, and racy acidity, resulting in fine textures. The finish is subtle and lingers. This is dry, somewhat austere, with possible oxidation and reduction. Maybe a poor bottle? 12.5% alc., 6 g/L rs. 16.0/20  Jan 2012 Fruit from the ‘Bollenberg' site with some from the grand crus ‘Saering', ‘Kessler' and ‘Kitterle', fermented to 12.22% alc. and 6 g/L rs. Light golden straw-yellow, this has a soft, full nose with aromas of lime fruits, some honey and minerals in the background. Dryish to taste, this is full in mouthfeel, with a firm core of lime fruit enriched with honey and toast nuances. The textures are beginning to become round, but acidity drives the line and length. A drink soon proposition, say over the next 3-4 years.  Aug 2011

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