Monday, October 25, 2010

Les Princess Abbés Riesling 2005, Alsace

Variety: Riesling
Producer: Domaines Schlumberger
Vintage: 2005
Region: Alsace, France
Alcohol: 12%
Price: $28

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.

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