In James Suckling’s recent article on the 2017 vintage in Alsace, “Is the Future of Alsace White or Red”, Domaines Schlumberger came top out of the 512 wines he tasted!
The Domaines Schlumberger Gewurztraminer Cuvée Anne 2017 scored an impressive 99 points and was described by Suckling as: “An elite grade of SGN with such impressively rich and complex peach and mango aromas, as well as fresh and dried apricot. The palate has a super rich and ultra concentrated fruit core with a very assertive, linear drive of acidity that runs super deep into the very luscious finish. Superb.”
The Gewurztraminer Cuvée Anne was not the only wine from Domaines Schlumberger to score highly, with the rest of the range being awarded outstanding scores:
Domaines Schlumberger Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Kessler 2017 – 96 points
This makes a striking first impression with intense apricot, lychee and mango aromas, leading to a palate with immense concentration of lychees, mangoes and pears. Such seamless build and balance. The finish is super long and balanced. Stunning.
Domaines Schlumberger Gewurztraminer Cuvée Christine Vendanges Tardives 2017 – 95 points
There’s a beautiful, dusty edge to this gewurz, which also trades in caramel, flint, ripe apple purée and passion fruit liqueur. Very sweet and luscious, this full-bodied VT is very generous and oily, but some sexy dried citrus and acidity reins it in on the long and focussed finish. Will be released in spring 2020.
Domaines Schlumberger Riesling Grand Cru Kitterlé 2017 – 94 points
A beautiful white that shows a hint of cinnamon and spice, spread out on the top of chalky and flinty aromas, which themselves give way to guava peel and lemon zest. Quite long and powerful on the palate, which frames a tightly knit but robust portrait of zesty apricots and apples.
Domaines Schlumberger Pinot Gris Grand Cru Kitterlé 2013 – 93 points
This is a big, sweet and flavorful pinot gris with an oily palate and lots of cooked rhubarb and lemon aromas and flavors. Full and long. High-end, very ripe style.
Domaines Schlumberger Riesling Grand Cru Saering 2017 – 93 points
Cinnamon, white pepper, green paprika, green apples and citrus. Medium-bodied and very taut and citrusy on the palate, this trades in bright acidity and steely apple crunch.
Domaines Schlumberger Pinot Gris Grand Cru Kessler 2017 – 91 points
Quite reductive at first, this opens to reveal green apples, dried spices, slate, river stones and freshly squeezed nectarines and lemons. Off-dry on the palate and quite balanced, this delivers plenty of pithy grapefruit and melon character.
Contact Kate Lofthouse to find out more.