Schlumberger are a major producer based in Guebwiller in the south of the Alsace wine region. They have a sizeable vineyard holding: Guebwiller is the only village in Alsace with four Grands Crus, and of their 140 hectares of vines, half are Grand Cru.
This wine, the 2009 vintage of Prince Abbés, has aged really well. It’s not their most expensive wine, but it delivers, and offers good value for money. It is amazing how well this wine has developed, considering that 2009 was a very ripe, forward vintage.
Domaines Schlumberger Gewurztraminer Les Princes Abbés 2009 Alsace
13.5% alcohol. This is off-dry (24 g/l residual sugar), with ripe, sweet lychee, pear and grape characters, but it has also aged beautifully and is still quite pure. Richly textured with some spicy phenolic underpinnings keeping the sweet lush fruit honest. It’s a really interesting, bold, broad, textural wine. Great balance. 91/100 (Current vintage is £15 at Majestic)
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Fantastic producer, love doing a horizontal of their Rieslings