Domaines Schlumberger Kitterle Riesling 2015

Domaines Schlumberger Kitterle Riesling 2015

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Category White Wine
Region France, Alsace, Alsace Grand Cru
Brand Domaines Schlumberger
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
Appearance: The robe is lemon yellow with green reflections of good intensity. The disk is bright, limpid and transparent. The wine shows youth. Aroma: The nose is marked, pleasant and open. We perceive a dominant of fresh and fruity scents : citrus fruits, lemon zest, orange and fine notes of white flowers with a hint of minerality. The airing enhances and specifies these scents. It reveals orange blossom and emphasises the smoky personality of the terroir. The perfect quality of the raw material properly defines the Kitterlé. The exposure to sunlight of the vintage is under control. It ensures the finesse and elegance of the fragrance profile. Palate: The onset in the mouth is ample and tender with a full-bodied alcohol support. The wine evolves on a medium with a frank liveliness, marked by a sparkling note. We find the same aromas as on the nose, dominated by citrus fruits, clementine zest, lemon, orange, white flower as well as this noble mineral and smoky personality. We perceive a hint of savoury bitterness. The finish has a long length, 9-10 caudalies, and a frank and persistent liveliness. The balance already shows energy and firmess. The aromas express the exposure to sunlight of the vintage, with finesse and control. The definition of the terroir is already remarkable. A great wine is born ! Pairings: It can be associated with a tasty and refined cuisine : prawn skewers with citrus fruits and ginger, curry mussels with orange zest, thermidor lobster or a goat's milk cheese... Serve at 12°C.
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Something creamy and generous appears on the almost-closed nose. A little air wakes up the lime-zest notes which become insistent on the palate and counter spicy notes that have something of maple syrup about them. The finish is dry and lip smacking. This has just begun its evolution. Drink now-2030.

Anne Krebiehl, November 2018