Monday, October 25, 2010
Les Princess Abbés Riesling 2005, Alsace
Producer: Domaines Schlumberger
Region: Alsace, France
Appearance: Clear, pale lemon, legs
Nose: Clean, medium+ intensity, developing, citrus, stone fruit, lemon, petrol
Palette: dry to off dry, medium- acidity, no tannin, medium alcohol, medium body, medium+ intensity, citrus, lime, mineral, lemon, honey, petrol, stone fruit, medium+ finish
How do you identify a Alsacian riesling when you get one in a blind tasting? First, identify the petrol => riesling. It is medium to medium+ body with pretty high alcohol, so this is not German. No burnt toast notes, so this is not Australian. I tasted mineral and stone fruit with a nice array of citrus aromas, ahha! Riesling from Alsace!
Quality: Very good. Good price and can keep for a long time.