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Cuvée Anne

Cuvée Anne 2009 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - November 15, 2012

94 Points "There's a melt-in-your-mouth creaminess to this lush version, which shows a core of lychee, pink grapefruit zest and mango flavors, accented by orange blossom, honey, chamomile and smoke. Vibrant, with seamless integration and refined texture throughout. Drink now through 2029."

Cuvée Anne

Cuvée Anne 1998 Archived REVIEWS

Decanter - March 2005

4 Stars - Highly Rec "Apricot, honey and lychee aromas, and silky textured sweetness."

Wine Enthusiast - M.S. - December 2003

91 Points "Exciting musk and peach aromas make for an attractive, pure nose. More peach fruit drives the palate along with melon and cinnamon. When it transitions to the finish, things turn smoky, dry and complex. This is very well made and should find wide appeal."

Wine & Spirits - August 2003

93 Points "Cuvee Anne is made only in select vintages, this being the tenth since 1945. In '98, it's bold and heady, a huge globe of a wine, with a buxom texture pointed up by gewurtz spice. The spice lasts, sticks to the taste buds like the prick of holly leaves even as the texture feels more like a gel, wholesome and round. The wine seems rich rather than sweet, for pork in aspic or other rich and savory meats."

Cuvée Anne

Cuvée Anne 1997 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Spectator - Bruce Sanderson - May 31, 2001

94 Points "Pure nectar. Ripe with apricot and mango aromas and flavors, augmented by grapefruit, rose and burnt sugar, all on a lively, concentrated framework. It maintains grace and harmony, too. Nice smoky note on the finish."

Cuvée Christine

Cuvée Christine 2013

Wine & Spirits - Joshua Greene - December 01, 2016

94 Points "The Schlumbergers own most of the Kessler grand cru, an east-lacing sandstone hillside where they grow this fragrant, rosy, late harvest gewurztraminer. While you can feel the richness from the residual sugar in this wine, it doesn’t taste sweet, Instead it tastes like perfectly ripe fruit, the flavors evolving from peach to apricot nectar as they last. There’s some nerve and tension to the ‘vine, expressed in herbal notes of rosemary--and the mineral kel of the acidity, wrapping the flavors into a sphere. Pretty delicious."

Cuvée Christine 2011

JamesSuckling.com - James Suckling - April 12, 2016

95 Points TOP100 ALSACE WINES "A dense and waxy sweet white with dried pineapple, honey and cooked apple. Full body. Wonderful texture and a density and intensity that shows greatness."

Wine Enthusiast - Anne Krebiehl - April 01, 2016

90 Points "With time, fresh rose petals merge into heady Turkish delight notes on the nose. This is full-on Gewurztraminer with all the bells and whistles: utterly decadent rose water and honeysuckle notes are submerged in rich, indulgent sweetness. This is perfumed and full-on: a super-charged varietal expression with rich, powdery layers of rose, honey and caramel."

vinousmedia.com - Ian D’Agata - February 09, 2016

92 Points "Bright golden-yellow. Very intense aromas of lavender, peony, honey, cardamom, cumin and nutmeg. Tropical fruit and lavender flavors carry well through a long, creamy finish. The product of a hot year, this doesn’t strike me as the most complex or deep Cuvée Christine ever made, but there’s no arguing with this delicious wine's upfront appeal."

Cuvée Christine 2008 Archived REVIEWS

vinousmedia.com - Ian D'Agata - April 09, 2015

94 Points "Bright, dark golden yellow. Captivating aromas of marmaladey noble rot, passion fruit, truffle, strawberry and grilled smoked pork. Bright, dense and suave, with fresh tropical fruit and grilled peach flavors. The clean, very long finish features a hint of bitter orange preserves. A true Alsace classic, the Cuvée Christine is almost always Schlumberger’s best wine--rivaled only by the Cuvée Anne--and it’s no different this year."

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - October 01, 2012

91 Points "Tangy, with a smoky base note and flavors of lychee, candied orange zest, ground spice and melon. A hint of caramel shows on the lingering finish. Drink now through 2018."

Wine Enthusiast - Roger Voss - August 01, 2012

90 Points "The spice character in this wine is much less apparent than the superripe flavors of lychee and mango, which are layered with a delightful amount of freshness, resulting in a wine that is both rich and delicate."

Cuvée Christine 2005 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Spectator - Bruce Sanderson - October 15, 2007

90 Points "This mouthcoating wine shows delicate flavors of orange and cream, with hints of vanilla and rose. Soft, with a melt-in-your-mouth quality and a hint of dried herbs on the finish. Drink now through 2020."

Cuvée Christine 2004 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Spectator - Bruce Sanderson - October 15, 2007

93 Points "This elegant wine offers a panoply of flavors, with peaty earth and coffee notes underscoring dried apricot and bergamot, with a hint of basil. Off-dry, with well-integrated acidity and a tinge of grapefruit on the finish. Drink now through 2020."

Cuvée Christine 2000 Archived REVIEWS

Wine & Spirits - December 2003

91 Points "Scents of orange blossom and rose rise from the glass; it's vividly sweet, full of lime flavor and a chalky minerality, with a zesty acidity that keeps it fresh and alive."

Wine Enthusiast - M.S. - December 2003

91 Points "Gorgeous pear, lychee and apricot waft up from the glass in exotic harmony. The honeyed palate bursts with brown sugar and cinnamon toast along with dried stone fruits. Robust and rich, but not cloying. Quite a serious and very good sweet wine..."

Wine Spectator - B.S. - June 2003

93 Points "A mouthful of wine. Full, sweet and lush, with botrytis adding honey and spice notes to the tropical fruit and floral flavors. Very concentrated and intense enough for foie gras or Munster cheese. Drink now through 2008."

Cuvée Christine 1998 Archived REVIEWS

Wine & Spirits - December 2003

93 Points "Harvested from raisined grapes not yet affected from botrytis, it's bold, heady stuff, with aromas recalling tropical fruits and spices, and a texture that's dense and satiny."

Cuvée Clarisse Pinot Gris

Cuvée Clarisse Pinot Gris 2000 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Spectator - Bruce Sanderson - August 22, 2007

90 Points "A lush wine, with mushroom and earth notes accented by apricot jam and dried papaya flavors. The viscous texture and soft structure is held together by a good vein of integrated acidity. Drink now through 2015."

Cuvée Clarisse Pinot Gris

Cuvée Clarisse Pinot Gris 1999 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Enthusiast - R.V. - February 2006

95 Points "A pure, beautifully structured wine, with layers of dry botrytis delicately poised over mangoes and spice. Intriguing because it is both sweet and dry at the same time, a great balancing act, and it manages to retain varietal character, hard to do with sweet wines."

Cuvee Eric

Cuvee Eric 2014

Wine Enthusiast - Anne Krebiehl - August 01, 2017

94 Points “Preserved mandarins are evoked on the nose. The palate continues this rich and luscious but zesty citrus game: tangerine, clementine and orange weave their sweet-tart aromatic course across the palate and into your heart. This has lovely richness but not an ounce of fat. Streamlined Riesling freshness bathes rich late harvest sweetness in bright refreshing light. The zesty finish makes you crave more. Drink now through 2030.”

Gewurztraminer Cuvee Christine Vendanges Tardives

Gewurztraminer Cuvee Christine Vendanges Tardives 2013

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - October 31, 2016

92 Points “Creamy honey, exotic spice, white peach puree and lychee flavors are set in a finely knit, silky frame. Vibrant acidity creates a mouthwatering impression, with hints of candied orange zest, mineral and grated ginger lingering on the lasting finish.”

Gewurztraminer Fleur

Gewurztraminer Fleur 2005 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Spectator - Bruce Sanderson - September 30, 2007

88 Points "A delicate style and on the dry side, this evokes citrus and lychee notes. Remains demure through the moderate finish. Drink now."

Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Kessler

Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Kessler 2014

The Wine Advocate - Stephan Reinhardt - February 28, 2017

93 Points "Like the corresponding Pinot Gris, the 2014 Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Kessler reflects the suzukii problems of the 2014 vintage on the nose but is also rich and fruit-intense. Round, smooth, elegant and pretty finessed on the palate, this wine does not really shine in the finish. It is well structured and also mineral but suzukii will always be part of this wine."

Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Kessler 2010 Archived REVIEWS

The Wine Advocate - Stephan Reinhardt - September 30, 2015

91 Points "The 2010 Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Kessler offers a deep, darker-scented and spicy bouquet indicating a substantial wine which has reached a first degree of maturity. Rich, sweet, intense and very elegant on the palate this straight, slightly bitter and caramel/moelleux-styled Traminer has smooth acidity and compact finish. It can be aged for another 15+ years."

JamesSuckling.com - James Suckling - September 26, 2015

95 Points "Lots of almond and dried apricot character. Hints of fresh herbs too. Full body, off dry, soft texture and a long and flavorful finish. This has such beautiful balance. Captivating. Great wine from a great vintage. Drink now."

Wine Enthusiast - Roger Voss - December 31, 2014

91 Points "Not overly sweet, this offers a spicy character on top of a touch of honey and fresh lemon flavors. It’s surprisingly and attractively delicate for a Gewurztraminer, and ready to drink now."

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - April 25, 2014

91 Points "This well-spiced, textbook Gewürztraminer is finely balanced by bright acidity, offering concentrated flavors of lychee, blood orange, candied grapefruit zest and honeysuckle on a silky palate. Drink now through 2020."

International Wine Cellar - Ian d'Agata - November 30, 2012

90 Points "Bright straw. Aromatic nose combines lemon, cured meat and buttery spices. The palate offers enticing tropical fruit and spice flavors and considerable early appeal. Smooth and tactile on the persistent, rich finish."

Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Kessler 2008 Archived REVIEWS

vinousmedia.com - Ian D'Agata - April 09, 2015

91 Points "Full deep yellow. Exotic dried fruits, spicy passion fruit, strawberry syrup and honey on the rather liqueur-like nose. Sweet and fat yet racy too, with smooth, deep, penetrating flavors of superripe peach, grapefruit and spices. A lovely wine with hints of noble rot and a light caramelized note at the back, along with some chewy tannins. Schlumberger’s Kessler Gewürztraminer is usually richer than their more linear Kitterlé bottling, but not in this vintage."

Wine Enthusiast - Roger Voss - August 01, 2012

93 Points "Beautifully balanced and racy, this is packed with spice and juicy fruit flavors. It layers currants and fresh fruits with a mature hint of toast. This finishes with a fine swathe of delicious fruit."

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - October 31, 2011

90 Points "A floral version that's just off-dry and lush, backed by juicy acidity and a smoky undercurrent. This layers candied orange and pineapple notes with pleasantly bitter hints of pink grapefruit peel and green papaya, with a touch of curry spices. A rich style, but balanced nonetheless. Drink now through 2020."

Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Kessler 2007 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - October 31, 2009

92 Points "Refined texture disguises the underlying power in this well-packaged version, which displays a pronounced mineral-tinged smoky edge to the quince, peach sorbet, honeysuckle and grapefruit notes. The subtle acidity leaves a mouthwatering impression on the palate and a lingering finish. Drink now through 2020."

Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Kessler 2004 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Enthusiast - December 22, 2011

90 Points "Mid-gold color. Intense on the nose, showing lots of developed aromas of savory earthiness and honey, with hints of botrytis and spice adding complexity. Quite dry, with dominant earthy savoriness and spice following through on the palate alongside flavors of dried apricots and golden raisins. Smooth, rich and viscous but balanced by fresh acidity. Fairly full-bodied, with a fairly long rich finish."

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - October 31, 2009

90 Points "This dry version is beginning to show its age nicely, with dried orange peel, quince, clove, smoke and nut notes. Well-meshed right now, with bright acidity, a refined texture and a lovely lingering finish of smoke and orange marmalade."

Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Kessler 2002 Archived REVIEWS

Quarterly Review of Wines - Richard L. Elia - July 2010

"The noblest of the Schlumberger wines we tasted that day. Deep gold hue, mineral-earthy petroleum nose, with aromatic floral notes, deeply concentrated, huge structure, with finish to match. Buy as much as you can."

Wine & Spirits - Peter Liem - April 2006

89 Points "Aromas of apricot jam, guava and jackfruit mingle with a sandy, stony minerality."

Wine Enthusiast - J.C. - November 01, 2005

90 Points "Oily and musky on the nose, giving the impression of great concentration and ripeness - an impression that's borne out by the impressively rich pear and honey flavors. Slightly sweet, but balanced by good minerality."

Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Kessler 2001 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Spectator - B.S. - June 15, 2004

89 Points "Accessible and harmonious. Full-bodied, lush and full of vanilla, honey, litchi and spice flavors on an open frame, yet with enough structure to keep it focused through the lingering finish. Drink now."

Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Kitterlé

Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Kitterlé 2010 Archived REVIEWS

The Wine Advocate - Stephan Reinhardt - September 30, 2015

94 Points "Flinty and herbal but (still) with almost no fruit on the nose the 2010 Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Kitterlé could be a Gewurz from the Mosel so light-hearted, pure and crystalline, piquant and finesse-full as it is. Rarely have I tasted a full, rich and intense Gewurztraminer like this that is also so stimulating and salty. Really thrilling and highly recommended."

Wine Enthusiast - Roger Voss - December 31, 2014

93 Points Cellar Selection "A sweet Gewuztraminer, ripe while still delicate. It provides a fascinating take both on the grape, giving more honey than spice; and on the terroir that has produced a highly structured wine. With its concentration and the sense of acidity in the background, it will age, so drink from 2017."

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - April 30, 2014

93 Points "Offers lush flavors of melon, anise, Thai basil, honey and grapefruit sorbet, backed by racy acidity that provides fine balance overall, with a long, mineral-tinged finish. Drink now through 2025."

International Wine Cellar - Ian d'Agata - November 30, 2012

90 Points "Bright straw. Aromatic nose combines lemon, cured meat and buttery spices. The palate offers enticing tropical fruit and spice flavors and considerable early appeal. Smooth and tactile on the persistent, rich finish."

Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Kitterlé

Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Kitterlé 2008 Archived REVIEWS

vinousmedia.com - Ian D'Agata - April 09, 2015

92 Points "Golden amber. Brooding, deep aromas and flavors of of caramel, sandalwood, sweet spices, orange jam and créme brûlée. On the palate, lively acidity prevents the wine from coming across as too opulent or fat. Finishes long, with mouthcoating noble tannins."

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - October 31, 2012

91 Points "Dry and lightly juicy, this shows flavors of kumquat, star fruit, lychee, almond, ground cumin and white pepper. It's elegant, with good focus and an aromatic finish."

Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Kitterlé

Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Kitterlé 2005 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Spectator - Bruce Sanderson - September 30, 2007

89 Points "Rich and focused, with juicy flavors of lychee, rose and honey. Charming and very open, with a hint of grapefruit peel on the finish. Drink now through 2015."

Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Kitterlé

Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Kitterlé 2002 Archived REVIEWS

Decanter World Wine Awards - November 2006

Gold Medal Winner "A powerful nose with pure and really expanse spicy aromas. This is a big step-up in quality for the region - impressive So sweet, yet not cloying. Up to 10 years."

Wine & Spirits - Peter Liem - April 2006

90 Points "This feels like a Vendange Tardive in its densely concentrated flavors of marmalade, ginger and preserved lemon, its acidity thrusting through the richness to expand and elongate the aromas on the finish. Pair it with seared foie gras."

Wine Spectator - Bruce Sanderson - October 2005

90 Points "This is showing some development, along with a vanilla note accenting its grapefruit and spice flavors. Balanced, with a supple texture, it's ready now. Typical grapefruit finish boosts the finish. Drink now through 2008."

Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Kitterlé

Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Kitterlé 2001 Archived REVIEWS

The Washington Times - Paul Lukacs - September 06, 2006

"Recommended"

Wine Spectator - B.S. - June 15, 2003

91 Points "Smooth, on the sweet side, packed with honey and butterscotch, with accents of citrus and spice. Balanced on the soft side, yet finishes cleanly. A partner for blue cheeses and soft cow's milk cheeses."

Gewurztraminer Les Princes Abbés

Gewurztraminer Les Princes Abbés 2015

Wine Enthusiast - Anne Krebiehl - August 01, 2017

91 Points “Yellow peach, honeysuckle and russet pear combine in a very inviting nose. The palate amalgamates these flavors even more, bathing them in tangy but slightly sweet orange notes. The result is a bullet of flavor and freshness, balanced, friendly and very moreish. The finish is off dry and wonderfully clean and spicy.”

Gewurztraminer Les Princes Abbés 2013 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Enthusiast - Anne Krebiehl - November 19, 2015

89 Points "Rose water and Turkish Delight are tempered by orange zest but present the abiding image of Alsace Gewurztraminer richness and opulence countered by freshness and perfume. This is straitlaced, concentrated and finishes off dry."

The Wine Advocate - Stephan Reinhardt - September 30, 2015

89 Points "Very clear and precise, with smoky aromas on the nose the white golden colored 2013 Gewurztraminer Les Princes Abbés is a very elegant, sweet, piquant and frisky wine with a good and grippy structure and a long, salty/mineral finish. Just lovely not only at this price. Highly recommended."

JamesSuckling.com - James Suckling - September 26, 2015

92 Points "This is lemony and spicy with dried citrus fruits that follow through to a full body, dried fruit character and a flavorful finish. Drink now."

vinousmedia.com - Ian D’Agata - April 09, 2015

89 Points "Bright gold-tinged yellow. Lovely fresh Gewürztraminer aromas of mango, grapefruit, rose petal and smoked meat. Thick and sweet in the mouth, but with very good clarity of flavor. Finishes smooth, saline and fresh. Lighter-bodied and restrained in the style typical of this bottling, this is an excellent entry-level Gewürz that will match well with many foods."

Gewurztraminer Les Princes Abbés 2012 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Enthusiast - Roger Voss - December 31, 2014

89 Points "This is all spice and lychee flavors. It’s a rounded, soft wine, on the sweet side although with a dry edge. It is not subtle, but it does hit all the Gewurztraminer buttons. Drink now."

Gewurztraminer Les Princes Abbés 2011 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - August 31, 2013

91 Points "Elegant and light-footed, this silky white offers textbook Gewürztraminer character, with accents of rose petal, cream and spice to the flavors of lychee, melon and candied grapefruit zest. Well-knit, showing an echo of minerality on the finish. Drink now through 2023."

Gewurztraminer Les Princes Abbés 2010 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - October 31, 2012

90 Points "Fresh and juicy, with a lovely creaminess to flavors of candied orange peel, star fruit, peach and lychee. Well-balanced, with a lingering, smoke-tinged finish."

Gewurztraminer Les Princes Abbés 2008 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - October 31, 2011

90 Points "This refined white is driven by finely tuned acidity, with a smoky, minerally undercurrent and subtle notes of Gala apple, orchard blossoms, apricot and dried papaya. A tang of salt plays on the long finish."

Pinot Blanc Les Princes Abbés

Pinot Blanc Les Princes Abbés 2014

vinousmedia.com - Ian D’Agata - February 09, 2016

89 Points "Pale straw. Aromas of white stone fruits, white flowers and minerals. Then more Auxerrois-dominated on the palate, with hints of honey and sweet spices mingling with flavors of chamomile and white stone fruits. Finishes bright and persistent. This wine is 70% Auxerrois and 30% Pinot Blanc, but it used to be a 50/50 blend; with the 2007 vintage, the Auxerrois was increased to make a rounder and less fruity wine that would be more flexible at the table. Yearly production is roughly 80,000 bottles, and this is Schlumberger’s bestselling wine. “It’s very important for us," said Séverine Schlumberger. Everyone gets to know this wine, so it’s our calling card, and it always has to be more than just good.” I would add that one of the secrets to this wine’s quality is the fact that a portion of the Auxerrois vines used to make it are 30 years old and in the Kitterlé grand cru. “Perhaps not the most intelligent or economically feasible move we've ever made,” said Schlumberger with a smile, “but it’s certainly one of the reasons for this wine’s quality."

Pinot Blanc Les Princes Abbés 2007 Archived REVIEWS

Quarterly Review of Wines - Richard L. Elia - July 2010

"Nice everyday, casual wine, and even better as an aperitif, that’s crisp and fragrant and lively."

Pinot Blanc Les Princes Abbés 2006 Archived REVIEWS

Wall Street Journal - Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher - May 23, 2009

Best of Tasting -- V "...A world-class bargain...This is so very easy—perfectly balanced fruit and acidity with some weight, but not too much. Melons and spices and a delivery as smooth as a cool stream."

Pinot Blanc Les Princes Abbés 2005 Archived REVIEWS

Miami Herald - Fred Tasker - July 17, 2008

Highly Recommended "Aromas of Granny Smith apples; flavors of white grapefruit; crisp, with almost a hint of sweetness."

Pinot Blanc Les Princes Abbés 2004 Archived REVIEWS

Tampa Tribune - Kurt Loft - July 25, 2007

"The Les Princes Abbes is light and refreshing, but let your glass sit awhile as it takes on depth and a rich perfume."

San Francisco Chronicle - W. Blake Gray - January 26, 2007

2 Stars "A fifty-fifty blend of Pinot Blanc and Pinot Auxerrois (a grape permitted in any quantity in Alsace without need for label notification), this wine has a bright lemon flavor with notes of apple, flint and pine needles."

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Kessler

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Kessler 2010 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Enthusiast - Roger Voss - March 01, 2014

93 Points This wine is medium sweet in style with a rich, complex character. It has notes of spice and honey that accent ripe peach and apricot flavors. The richness of the wine comes from it’s dense texture. It is ready to drink now, but will also age well.

Wine & Spirits - Joshua Greene - December 01, 2013

92 Points "From the sandstone soils of this vineyard facing east-southeast, this wine needs a day of air to show its detailed flavors. Immediately bold and juicy, it develops a sophisticated layering of peach flavor out of the green grape skin notes and soil inflections. A comforting white for a spicy braised pork shoulder."

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - August 31, 2013

91 Points "A smoky underpinning marks this refined white, mixing with flavors of dried guava and apricot, crystallized honey, wax and candied orange zest. Well-balanced, presenting a lush texture suited to foods such as foie gras or charcuterie. Drink now through 2020."

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Kessler

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Kessler 2008 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - October 31, 2012

93 Points "Though rich and leaning toward off-dry, like fine silk this is elegant and ethereal overall. Apricot, orchard blossom, guava, honey and pineapple notes are seamlessly meshed with vibrant acidity and notes of almond spice and smoke, which linger on the aromatic finish."

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Kessler

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Kessler 2007 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - August 31, 2011

91 Points "This silky white delivers lightly honeyed flavors of apricot, orange gélee, smoke and just a touch of toffee. Racy acidity finds precise balance with the wine's riper flavor profile, resulting in an elegant wine offering a long, spicy finish."

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Kessler

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Kessler 2006 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Spectator Online - Alison Napjus - 2010

90 points "A subtle white, with a delicate floral fragrance and finely woven acidity. Shows dry, smoky flavors of white peach, dried apple and fresh earth, with a touch of beeswax on the lightly juicy finish."

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Kessler

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Kessler 2005 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Spectator - Bruce Sanderson - September 30, 2007

91 Points "This lush white is perfumed and smoky, with flavors of dried apricot and guava underscored by tangerine and spice. Has a creamy mouthfeel and a lingering, juicy finish. Drink now through 2020."

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Kessler

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Kessler 2001 Archived REVIEWS

Decanter World Wine Awards - November 2006

Silver Medal Winner "Quite complex nose, exotic fruit and spice. Nice mouthfeel; toffee botrytis richness; complex, full. Sweet not cloying, some age showing. Drink now."

Wine Enthusiast - R.V. - February 2006

95 Points "This Pinot Gris shows sweetness, some honey but also a fine mineral structure, which promises aging at least for 10 years."

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Kitterlé

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Kitterlé 2010 Archived REVIEWS

The Wine Advocate - Stephan Reinhardt - September 30, 2015

93 Points "The dark orange-golden colored 2010 Pinot Gris Grand Cru Kitterlé reflects the small crop of the vintage and offers a concentrated and very spicy bouquet of white pepper, cacao, tobacco, orange zests and tangerine. Rich, dense, honey-sweet and highly elegant on the palate this is a well-structured and lovely piquant Pinot with a long and grippy finish. With 52 grams per liter of residual sugar this moelleux is on (or beyond) the border to sweet though the sugar is perfectly integrated. Drink this excellent Pinot Gris over the next 15+ years."

International Wine Cellar - Ian d'Agata -

90+ Points "Gold-tinged yellow. Nuanced nose offers scents of tangerine, peach, ginger, smoke and floral honey. Rich and round in the mouth, with silky-sweet, suave stone fruit flavors complicated by a repeating smoky note. Finishes with good lift and verve."

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Kitterlé

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Kitterlé 2009

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - August 05, 2016

92 Points "A pure note of dried apricot is layered with spun honey, smoky mineral and kumquat accents in this lush white. Creamy and finely balanced, enlivened by vibrant acidity that plays off a pleasing bitter hint of candied pink grapefruit zest on the finish."

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Kitterlé 2008 Archived REVIEWS

JamesSuckling.com - James Suckling - September 26, 2015

94 Points "This is rich and dry with layers of lemon curd, smoke and spice character. Full body, incredible length and depth. Drink now."

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - August 31, 2011

90 Points "This aromatic Pinot Gris shows pretty apple blossom, spring forest, star fruit, lemon curd and smoke notes. Bright and tangy acidity keeps this lively and well-balanced. The anise-tinged finish lingers."

erobertparker.com - Roger Voss -

90 Points "Schlumberger’s 2008 Pinot Gris Kitterle reveals lovely depth and well-balanced sweetness. Grapefruit and pineapple lend juiciness to baked peach, Persian melon, and quince preserves, while maritime salinity and a smoked meat component add mouthwatering savor and an expansive, subtly creamy palate. This displays the most stimulating, nearly invigorating, finish of any Schlumberger wine I tasted, its peach kernel, melon rind, and pineapple core serving for piquant and pleasantly sizzling counterpoint to its sweet ripe fruits. I would expect it to drink well for the better part of a decade."

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Kitterlé 2006 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - October 31, 2008

90 points "Up-front floral, apricot, quince and honey notes are backed by firm acidity and structure in this rich, silky white."

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Kitterlé 2005 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Spectator - Bruce Sanderson - September 30, 2007

91 Points "The lightly floral nose belies the intensity of this off-dry white. The silky palate show honeyed flavors of guava and peach, to which a slightly bitter orange peel note is a pleasant counterpoint. Ends with a delicious, mouthwatering tang. Drink now through 2020. Tasted twice, with consistent notes."

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Kitterlé 2002 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Enthusiast - R.V. - February 2006

94 Points, #37 of "T "A beautiful wine, balancing acidity, spice and fresh peach flavors with structure and ageability. This brings out all the characters of a great Pinot Gris, elegance and power combining harmony."

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Kitterlé 2001 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Spectator - B.S. - October 2005

93 Points "Bordering on vendange tardive style, this luscious, medium-dry white, is concentrated is intense. Quince paste, apricot and pastry flavors come to mind. Seamless, resonating on the long finish. Drink now through 2010."

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Spiegel

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Spiegel 2012

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - August 05, 2019

91 Points "Lush and creamy up front, with ripe apricot flavors and hints of dried guava and grated ginger. Well-cut acidity firms the rich, smoky, minerally finish."

Wine Enthusiast - Anne Krebiehl - April 01, 2017

92 Points “There almost is the slightest touch of lovely Poire William spirit on the nose. This is a lovely pear-scented, dry wine of immense fruitfulness. A homely earthiness counteracts this and makes for a concentrated, medium-dry but mellow palate. The finish is off dry, lasting and mouthfilling. There is something immensely satisfying about this.”

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Spiegel 2011

Wine Enthusiast - Anne Krebiehl - April 01, 2016

93 Points "Utterly glowing notes of pear already point towards richness. Notes of smoke and nuttiness prevent them from appearing facile. The palate rings with the same fruity glow and introduces soft, pliable sweetness. Earthy elements echo here and there from the concentrated, focused palate. This certainly leaves a mark and finishes almost dry."

vinousmedia.com - Ian D’Agata - February 09, 2016

91 Points "Gold-tinged straw. Candied orange peel, tangerine and pear on the delicate nose. Bright and juicy in the mouth, with pear and citrus fruit flavors complicated by a spicy element. Finishes long, with a repeating tangerine note. In her frank, direct style, Séverine Schlumberger says she remains unconvinced about the Spiegel’s grand cru credentials. "For my taste, it’s too easy and simple, although it can give great Vendanges Tardives, and that’s probably it's real calling. Muscat also seems to do especially well there. It’s a site where sunlight plays a very important role: because of the way it catches the sun’s rays, the best way to think of the Spiegel is like a solar panel. The sunlight is captured and reflected back on the berries, so if you pick too late it’s a disaster; but of course, that’s also why it gives great VT wines.”"

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Spiegel 2011 Archived REVIEWS

JamesSuckling.com - James Suckling - September 28, 2015

95 Points #45 Top 100 wines of Alsace "A fabulous nose of sliced pineapple, honeysuckle, and mineral. Full-bodied, dry but rich, and wonderful depth of fruit. The mineral and tropical fruit is intense yet subtle. Mature style. Drink now."

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - August 28, 2015

92 Points "Racy acidity creates a mouthwatering impression that plays off of the honeyed palate of guava, candied kumquat, smoky mineral, nectarine and grated ginger flavors in this rich, expressive white. Drink now through 2026."

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Spiegel 2010 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Enthusiast - Roger Voss - December 31, 2014

94 Points "This is blockbuster Pinot Gris, a big wine in all senses. It has weight, superrich fruit and wonderful spice. While it’s superficially opulent, it also has great depth, bringing out the terroir of the Spiegel vineyard and allowing the flashy spice to become more sophisticated as it the wine ages. Drink now for its immediate attraction, but really wait until 2018."

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - April 25, 2014

91 Points "Bright and lithe, with well-meshed acidity and a solid base of minerality layered with flavors of ripe pear, salted almond, dried papaya, beeswax and honey suckle. Finely balanced, delivering a lasting, smoky finish. Drink now through 2024."

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - October 31, 2012

92 Points "Rich and creamy flavors of ripe pear, apricot, almond, smoke and dried papaya are set in an overall elegant package in this mouthwatering and silky white. Long, mineral-tinged finish."

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Spiegel 2007 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Enthusiast - Roger Voss - March 01, 2014

93 Points "This is a medium-sweet wine that’s warm and rich due to the ripening abilities of the Spiegel vineyard. It is spiced, concentrated and full of a smoky character that contrasts with its fruitiness. It’s ready to drink now, although it will certainly age well. Drink until 2019."

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - September 30, 2009

91 points "An elegant wine with much to offer, from the pretty floral nose to the well-meshed acidity to the flavors of pear sorbet, ripe apricot and clementine. An undercurrent of spice lingers on the long finish."

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Spiegel 2005 Archived REVIEWS

Quarterly Review of Wines - Richard L. Elia - July 2010

"Delicious. Aromas of peaches, crisp acidity, earthy notes, smooth texture with lots of structure and flavorful finish."

Wine & Spirits - Peter Liem - December 01, 2008

91 Points "While this is quite rich in body, its fine acidity and stony minerality buttress the ripe peachy flavors, keeping them firm and lively. The fruit takes on more nuance and dimension as it sits in the glass, and promises to develop greater complexity with a few more years in the cellar."

Wine Spectator - Bruce Sanderson - September 30, 2007

90 Points "There’s a spicy edge to the dried apricot and grapefruit flavors in this white, accented by racy acidity and a thread of honey. Delicate, with finely tuned balance. Drink now through 2018."

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Spiegel 2004 Archived REVIEWS

Gourmet - Gerald Asher - August 2007

Recommended "[A]n altogether different meaning of the word rich...delicious, full, opulent...extraordinary depth...has an appropriate, haunting touch of sweetness at the close."

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Spiegel 2002 Archived REVIEWS

Wine & Spirits - April 2006

90 Points "This is very ripe, with taut acidity and subtly textured minerality buttressing the sweet white peach and kumquat flavors."

Wine Enthusiast - R.V. - February 2006

91 Points "A full, fresh wine, with very ripe, apricot fruit. This is generous, packed with spice and lychee flavors and with fine balancing acidity."

Wine Spectator - B.S. - October 2005

90 Points "Lush, open and immediately appealing for its violet, quince and vanilla aromas and flavors matched to a soft, yet lively, structure, ending with a grapefruit aftertaste. Drink now through 2010."

Pinot Gris Les Princes Abbés

Pinot Gris Les Princes Abbés 2015

Wine Enthusiast - Anne Krebiehl - August 01, 2017

91 Points “The nose gives appetizing glimpses of pure ripe juicy pear. These flavors blossom fully on the palate and leave a most harmonious picture of ample, dry, but well-expressed pear fruit with lovely freshness. Everything here happens with ease. The finish is pure and fresh.”

Pinot Gris Les Princes Abbés 2014

vinousmedia.com - Ian D’Agata - February 09, 2016

90 Points "Straw-yellow. Perfumed, classic Pinot Gris nose of pear, smoke, apricot and honey. Rich and round in the mouth, with juicy, lively flavors of orchard fruits and honey. The persistent finish is clean and long. A lovely entry-level Pinot Gris that showcases purity and precision. I could drink this by the bucket."

Pinot Gris Les Princes Abbés 2013 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Enthusiast - Anne Krebiehl - December 31, 2015

89 Points "Textured and beautifully balanced pear fruit shows glimpses of marzipan and candied peel on a palate guided by sheer, zesty citrus acidity. Vin Divino."

Wine & Spirits - Joshua Greene - December 01, 2015

90 Points Year's Best Alsace BEST BUY - "A fleshy pinot gris, this wine offers generous flavors of apples, smoke and honey, expansive in the middle, then clean and sleek in the end. The mineral acidity will work well with shellfish dishes, like mussels steamed with cilantro and cream."

JamesSuckling.com - James Suckling - September 26, 2015

92 Points "Solid pinot gris with dried apple, pineapple and hints of mineral. Full body, off dry and a flavorful finish. Drink or hold."

vinousmedia.com - Ian D'Agata - April 01, 2015

89 Points "Dark gold-tinged yelow. Musky aromas of apple and poached pear. Rich and opulent in the mouth but lively acidity keeps it lively and light on its feet."

Pinot Gris Les Princes Abbés 2011 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - August 31, 2013

89 Points "Well-knit and stony, with a spicy edge to the flavors of apple, star fruit and melon. Balanced and fresh. Drink now through 2016."

Pinot Gris Les Princes Abbés 2010 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - October 31, 2012

92 Points #39 of Top 100 Smart Buys -- "Finely knit, with a vibrancy to the refined acidity that focuses the flavors of ripe peach, pear, guava and kumquat. Silky in texture, with a core of smoky minerality that pushes through on the lasting finish. Drink now through 2022."

Wine Enthusiast - Roger Voss - August 2012

88 Points "This dry style of Pinot Gris has a rich character, which allows the spice to come through strongly—the acidity lingering behind. Flavors of tropical fruits are allied to the smooth, ripe finish."

Pinot Gris Les Princes Abbés 2009 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - July 31, 2011

91 Points Smart Buy "Hints of smoke, lemon curd and fresh forest floor add layers of complexity to the flavors of white peach, pink grapefruit and spiced orange peel in this well-cut white, which is elegant, with fine focus, a silky texture and a tangy, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2019."

Pinot Gris Les Princes Abbés 2007 Archived REVIEWS

Wine & Spirits - Peter Liem - December 2009

92 points, Best Buy "This thrives on balance and freshness, its clean, primary flavors of pear, kiwi and citrus feeling silky and clear. It's accented by a stony complexity that buttresses the fruit flavors, adding to the wine's energy and finesse."

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - September 30, 2009

90 points "Delicate flavors of white peach, clementine and spice are shy today, but they sit on a solid framework of nervy acidity. A pleasant fleur de sel note runs through the wine, leading to the mouthwatering finish."

Pinot Gris Vendange Tardive

Pinot Gris Vendange Tardive 1998 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Enthusiast - R.V. - February 2006

89 Points "Honey, toast and marmalade combine in this delicately sweet wine. There are current flavors, acidity, herbs and some spice. A fine wine that remains fresh and crisp."

Riesling Grand Cru Kessler

Riesling Grand Cru Kessler 2012

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - October 15, 2016

92 Points "Ripe yellow peach and rich slate notes leap from the glass here, backed by lip-smacking acidity and expressive accents of snappy saline, tea rose, melon and spice. A firm white, long and creamy, with fine balance and a vibrant finish that echoes the lovely minerality."

Riesling Grand Cru Kessler 2010 Archived REVIEWS

The Wine Advocate - Stephan Reinhardt - September 30, 2015

92 Points "The 2010 Riesling Grand Cru Kessler reveals a nice purity on the subtle and elegant nose which displays ripe stone fruit aromas along with floral and herbal flavors. Very elegant, intense and mineral on the palate this concentrated and tightly woven edition of the Kessler bears a juicy core though it is still a baby with a great aging potential."

Wine Enthusiast - Roger Voss - December 31, 2014

95 Points Cellar Selection "With its few years bottle aging, this is developing into a fabulous wine. From one of the top grand cru vineyards in southern Alsace, it has richness while still preserving a light touch that brings out acidity and tight fruitiness. To contrast, the mineral texture adds a tense factor, very crisp and allowing the wine to age further. Drink until 2025."

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - June 30, 2014

93 Points "Lean yet powerful, driven by piercing acidity that should help this go the distance. The flavors of fresh quince, crunchy apricot, honeysuckle, lanolin and ginger are subtle today but should become more expressive with time. Drink now through 2030."

Riesling Grand Cru Kessler 2009 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Enthusiast - Roger Voss - March 01, 2014

95 Points There is both wonderful bite and density to this great wine. It has a weighty texture full of ripe, rich fruit. At the same time, the wine is bone dry and crisp with acidity. It’s just beginning to mature, and while enjoyable now, it’s better to wait until 2016.

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - August 31, 2013

92 Points "Hints of exotic ground spice, tea leaf and kumquat accent the finely layered flavors of apple puree, candle wax and slivered almond in this dry and focused white. Elegant, with a smoky, mineral-tinged finish. Drink now through 2023."

Riesling Grand Cru Kessler 2008 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - October 31, 2012

92 Points "Dry and smoky, this finely meshed white is defined by razor-sharp acidity and offers flavors of white peach, grapefruit zest, beeswax, pine forest and star fruit. Fine length and texture, and a hint of toasted nut shows on the finish. Drink now through 2020."

Wine Enthusiast - Roger Voss - August 2012

93 Points " Beautifully balanced and racy, this is packed with spice and juicy fruit flavors. It layers currants and fresh fruits with a ma¬ture hint of toast. This finishes with a fine swathe of delicious fruit."

Riesling Grand Cru Kessler 2007 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Enthusiast - Roger Voss - December 01, 2010

94 Points #42 on the Top 100 Cellar Selections -- "With a few years’ aging, this is beginning to show its almond and toast side. The fresh acidity is now melding beautifully into a soft, ripe texture with layers of spice and acidity. Certainly worth aging further."

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - October 01, 2010

90 Points "This is a bit more compact than some of its peers, with firm acidity wrapped around a core of smoke, mineral and spice notes. Flavors of apricot and apple blossom flitter through the wine and linger on the finish. Drink now through 2017."

Riesling Grand Cru Kessler 2005 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Spectator - Bruce Sanderson - August 22, 2007

90 Points "This feels bone dry (despite 11 grams per liter residual sugar), which accentuates the structure and makes this more austere. There's a nice core of peach, apple and mineral flavors that pulse through it. Best from 2008 through 2020."

Riesling Grand Cru Kitterlé

Riesling Grand Cru Kitterlé 2010

Wine Enthusiast - Anne Krebiehl - April 01, 2016

92 Points "A very subdued nose suggests some dried orange peel but the palate is full of life: there is bracing, bright and lemon-scented acidity on the dry palate and drenched stone. There is concentration and a texture of the finest, purest citrus oil. This is wonderfully mature and ready now but has the stuffing to last."

Riesling Grand Cru Kitterlé 2010 Archived REVIEWS

The Wine Advocate - Stephan Reinhardt - September 30, 2015

93 Points "The 2010 Riesling Grand Cru Kitterlé is very cool and flinty on the clear and elegant nose which also offers stewed apricots and yellow-flesh fruit aromas. The good fruit maturity and high concentration on the palate is sustained by a great finesse and a piquant acidity that seems to dance over the palate. This is a very pure and rather lean, very mineral Kitterlé with herbal flavors in the long and salty aftertaste."

JamesSuckling.com - James Suckling - September 28, 2015

94 Points #69 Top 100 Wines of Alsace "Fantastic aromas of sliced apple, pear and lemon with hints of spices. Full-bodied and dry yet rich and fruity. Very persistent and stylish. Outstanding quality. Drink now."

Riesling Grand Cru Kitterlé 2008 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Enthusiast - Roger Voss - March 01, 2014

94 Points An astonishing wine, this showchases mature Riesling flavors with abundant fruit, a classic petrol character, and a strong, steely texture. It’s structured with tight texture and intense acidity that lingers on the finish. Drink now.

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - August 31, 2013

91 Points "Racy acidity structures this dry and tangy version. Open-knit, offering flavors of apricot, fresh quince, lemon wax and anise, with a hint of almond on the finish. Drink now through 2020."

Riesling Grand Cru Kitterlé 1999 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Enthusiast - B.S. - November 01, 2005

91 Points "Renowned for its Riesling, the Kitterle vineyard in Geubwiller benefits from southern exposure, meaning the fruit is generally able to ripen. This 1999 is impressive in its developing complexity, showing layers of petrol, fine acidity, minerality and elegance. Give it an other three or four years."

Riesling Grand Cru Saering

Riesling Grand Cru Saering 2013

Wine Enthusiast - Anne Krebiehl - February 01, 2017

92 Points “The nose is subdued at first but then opens up into ripe apple notes with the zesty spice of grapefruit rind. The palate is dry and concentrated and adds a riper notion of juicy yellow plum while a bright lemony citrus streak keeps everything taut and lively. This is joyful, subtle and fresh and finishes on a pure apple note.”

Wine & Spirits - Joshua Greene - December 01, 2016

95 Points "With 55 acres in Saering, Schlumberger owns two-thirds of this grand cru, a hillside that extends down onto the plain, where it forms the shape of a ring. Schlumberger harvested this vineyard on October 4th, before a major storm, and then again on the 7th, after the well-drained soils, a former seabed of marl, limestone and sandstone, had helped the vines to recover from the rain. The combination of ripeness and acidity in this wine makes the structure compelling, while the evocative scents and flavors mirror that dynamic: a burst of ripe, mid-summer peach with a luscious drop of honey to contrast the fresh line of limestone acidity. That acidity is evocative of crisp apples and crushed seashells, a mineral line to draw the flavors forward and upward. Fresh and beautiful."

Wine & Spirits - Joshua Greene - December 01, 2016

95 Points "With 55 acres in Saering, Schlumberger owns two-thirds of this grand cru, a hillside that extends down onto the plain, where it forms the shape of a ring. Schlumberger harvested this vineyard on October 4th, before a major storm, and then again on the 7th, after the well-drained soils, a former seabed of marl, limestone and sandstone, had helped the vines to recover from the rain. The combination of ripeness and acidity in this wine makes the structure compelling, while the evocative scents and flavors mirror that dynamic: a burst of ripe, mid-summer peach with a luscious drop of honey to contrast the fresh line of limestone acidity. That acidity is evocative of crisp apples and crushed seashells, a mineral line to draw the flavors forward and upward. Fresh and beautiful."

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - September 30, 2016

91 Points “An aromatic white, with ground spice and fresh-chopped herb accents, this finely knit, fresh and linear version offers an underpinning of smoky minerality and creamy flavors of dried apricot, kumquat and melon.”

Riesling Grand Cru Saering 2012

Wine Enthusiast - Anne Krebiehl - April 01, 2016

92 Points "Earthy notes are mixed into the perfume of fleshy, ripe apricots, edged with baking spice. The palate plays on the same register of ripe stone fruit tempered by spice, earth and dried orange peel. This is dry and slender but incisive and concentrated—very grown up and appealing in a restrained, elegant fashion. The finish is clean and long."

Riesling Grand Cru Saering 2012 Archived REVIEWS

Wine & Spirits - Joshua Greene - December 01, 2015

93 Points Year's Best Alsace "Fanning out from the base of a hill north of Guebwiller, the Saering vineyard faces east and south on a mix of marl, limestone and sandstone. In 2012, this ancient site produced a severely dry, assertively mineral riesling. The limestone-defined, linear shape of the wine organizes all its power in a brisk, clean finish, hinting at beeswax and mineral oil. Give this five years in the cellar and it should begin to open up."

Riesling Grand Cru Saering 2011 Archived REVIEWS

JamesSuckling.com - James Suckling - September 28, 2015

94 Points #77 Top 100 wines of Alsace "This is a rich and almost waxy riesling with sliced lemons and mineral character. Full-bodied, flinty and minerally. Long finish. Wonderful. Drink now."

Wine Enthusiast - Roger Voss - December 31, 2014

91 Points "The wine has a golden character, warm and ripe. Its rich fruits bring out honeydew melon and pineapple as well as crisper orange zest. The structure and the rich texture are already all there, although it will develop well until 2020."

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - April 25, 2014

93 Points "A dry, racy white driven by ample minerality and crakling acidity, with finely layered flavors of pink grapefruit, melon, star fruit and ground white pepper, which lingers on the finish. Drink now trough 2024."

Riesling Grand Cru Saering 2010 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Enthusiast - Roger Voss - March 01, 2014

94 Points "This is a perfumed, complex wine that veers between showcasing the freshest fruit flavors and hints of maturity. It’s fresh with berry notes and intense with acidity, but rich in texture as well. This is a wine to age much longer, so don’t drink before 2017."

Wine & Spirits - Joshua Greene - December 01, 2013

92 Points "Stony marl, limestone and sandstone soils created a lean Riesling scented with citrus and quince in 2010, a pithy wine edged in mineral complexity. The length and focus of the lemon-lime fruit would be great with Vietnamese fish curry. it should also age well over the next five years."

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - August 31, 2013

90 Points "Like the seashore, this racy white is fresh and breezy, mixing a hint of briny minerality with flavors of fresh-cut apple, star fruit, melon rind and smoked almond. Elegant finish. Drink now through 2018."

International Wine Cellar - Stephen Tanzer - November 15, 2012

91+ Points "Full straw-yellow. Cool aromas of lemon, lime blossom and minerals. Denser and sweeter than the Princes Abbes riesling, with very refined white stone fruit, mirabelle, mineral and floral flavors. Not a blockbuster but boasts sneaky concentration and very good balance."

Riesling Grand Cru Saering 2009 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - November 15, 2012

91 Points "Dry and smoky, with subtle, lightly fleshy notes of white peach, kumquat, lanolin, grapefruit zest and a hint of honey. Well-balanced, with a lasting finish. Drink now through 2017."

Riesling Grand Cru Saering 2008 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Enthusiast - Roger Voss - August 2012

93 Points Cellar Selection "Schlumberger’s practice of aging wine before release means that this is a Riesling well on the way to impressive maturity. It is poised, with an aroma of currant and hints of toast and flower. While drinkable now, this would certainly be worth aging for several more years."

Wine Spectator - Alison Napus - October 15, 2011

92 Points "A fresh Riesling, with bright and tangy acidity and flavors of passion fruit, kumquat, quince and black licorice snap. Well-integrated, with a sweet, smoky layer running through the wine and lingering on the mouthwatering finish."

Riesling Grand Cru Saering 2007 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - November 15, 2009

89 Points "Light-bodied and tangy. A pleasant acacia blossom note underscores the grapefruit zest, star fruit and sea salt flavors, with well-defined acidity. There's a hint of minerality on the finish."

Riesling Grand Cru Saering 2006 Archived REVIEWS

Quarterly Review of Wines - Richard L. Elia - July 2010

"This brings a new respect for Alsatian Grand Cru: beautiful yellow and gold colors, rich texture, engaging pungent petroleum aromas, with whiffs of perfume and flowers. Deep, long, and delicious. Buy lots."

Riesling Grand Cru Saering 2005 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Spectator - Bruce Sanderson - August 22, 2007

90 Points "Earthy in aroma, giving way to peach and quince flavors on a generous frame. A dry white, with the flesh winning out over the structure until the grapefruit-tinged finish takes over. From a 7.5-acre parcel mid-slope. Best from 2008 through 2018."

Riesling Grand Cru Saering 2004 Archived REVIEWS

San Francisco Chronicle - W. Blake Gray - January 26, 2007

2 and 1/2 Stars "Domaines Schlumberger is the largest vineyard owner in Alsace, with more than 330 acres. Most of its vines are on steep, terraced slopes, and the winery uses horses instead of tractors. This wine comes from a vineyard with sandy soil mixed with gravel and chalk, and you can taste it: There's plenty of mineral along with some sweet citrus and a toasty note on the long finish."

Riesling Grand Cru Saering 2002 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Enthusiast - J.C. - November 2005

91 Points "Blasts from the glass with intense apple and mineral aromas, followed by full-bodied (but not heavy) flavors on the palate. Picks up a hint of anise in the mouth, then finishes long, with lingering notes of fruit and mineral oil. This explosive wine is drinking well already, but should age gracefully over at least the next 5 - 7 years."

Riesling Les Princes Abbés

Riesling Les Princes Abbés 2015

Wine Enthusiast - Anne Krebiehl - August 01, 2017

91 Points “The nose gives appetizing glimpses of pure ripe juicy pear. These flavors blossom fully on the palate and leave a most harmonious picture of ample, dry, but well-expressed pear fruit with lovely freshness. Everything here happens with ease. The finish is pure and fresh.”

Riesling Les Princes Abbés 2014

Wine Enthusiast - Anne Krebiehl - December 01, 2016

91 Points "Riesling has an ability to unite opposites: ripeness and tartness of fruit, a slender frame and unexpected weight. This dry and harmonious wine shows off these contradictions perfectly. A spiky freshness of citrus meets the generosity and juiciness of stone fruits. It is the dialectic between them that thrills."

Riesling Les Princes Abbés 2013 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - November 15, 2015

89 Points "Minerally and welt-cut, this shows good focus in a light-to medium-bodied package, offering a smoky underpinning to the flavors of green pear, lemon preserves, sliced almond and ginger. Drink now through 2020."

Riesling Les Princes Abbés 2012 Archived REVIEWS

JamesSuckling.com - James Suckling - September 26, 2015

92 Points "Racy and minerally with flint, apple and lemon character. Full body, bright acidity and a clean finish. Layered and pretty. Drink now."

Wine Enthusiast - Roger Voss - July 01, 2014

89 Points "A stylish wine, not quite bone dry but definitely heading in that direction. Perfumed with crisp apple flavors, it also has a steely, tight texture. It’s wonderfully fruity and ripe while keeping total freshness. Drink from the end of 2014."

Riesling Les Princes Abbés 2011 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Enthusiast - Roger Voss - July 01, 2014

89 Points "This perfumed wine is very dry but has delicious and fragrant fruitiness. A slight steely character adds complexity and structure. Made from biodynamically farmed grapes, it is ready to drink."

Riesling Les Princes Abbés 2010 Archived REVIEWS

International Wine Cellar - Ian d'Agata - November 2012

88 Points "Green-tinged straw. Green apple and petrol on the fresh nose. Similarly bright in the mouth, with clean, nicely focused flavors of white peach and apple. This entry-level riesling displays a pleasantly tactile mouthfeel and sneaky concentration."

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - October 31, 2012

90 Points "With a minerally nose, this aromatic white is framed by delicate acidity and offers a subtle weave of yellow apple and pear, almond, anise and stone notes, with a fresh finish."

Riesling Les Princes Abbés 2009 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Spectator - Alison Napjus - October 01, 2011

88 Points "This aromatic Riesling shows aromas and flowers of spring blossom, ripe Gala apple, smoky mineral and lemon zest. Light-bodied and fresh, with a modest, stony finish. Drink now through 2014."

Riesling Les Princes Abbés 2008 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Enthusiast - Roger Voss - October 01, 2010

89 Points "Finely perfumed wine, with all the right crisp, steely character of Riesling. It has bright acidity that broadens out into a fine, complex wine."

Riesling Les Princes Abbés 2006 Archived REVIEWS

Quarterly Review of Wines - Richard L. Elia - July 2010

"Deeply yellow, brisk aromatics of flowers and earthy-mineral notes, soft acids; it’s lovely, long and deep."

Riesling Les Princes Abbés 2005 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Spectator - December 31, 2007

90 points, #85 of To "This family-owned estate was established in 1810. One of the largest in Alsace, it is managed by Séverine Beydon-Schlumberger and her uncle Alain Beydon-Schlumberger. Its Riesling Les Princes Abbés includes grapes from the winery's steep, Grand Cru vineyards along the Vosges Mountains near Guebwiller. After fermentation in large, temperature-controlled oak casks, the wine ages in stainless steel tanks for 12 to 18 months."

Wine Spectator - October 31, 2007

90 points, "Great Va "Riesling is the leading grape variety in this northeast France region lying near the German border. The grapes for this wine come from top vineyards such as the grand crus Kitterlé and Kessler. It was fermented in stainless-steel tanks and then aged on lees for up to eight months. This is an elegant, light- to medium-bodied white, with concentrated peach, citrus and mineral flavors."

Wine Spectator - Bruce Sanderson - August 22, 2007

90 Points "Elegant, dry and light- to medium-bodied, with concentrated peach, citrus and mineral flavors melding together. Stays focused through the lingering finish. Drink now through 2016."

Riesling Les Princes Abbés 2004 Archived REVIEWS

Wine News - Todd M. Wernstrom - March 2007

90 Points "Subtle, dusty and lean; cleansing minerals and citrus. As good as it gets at this price point."

Riesling Les Princes Abbés 2003 Archived REVIEWS

San Francisco Chronicle - W. Blake Gray - January 26, 2007

2 and 1/2 Stars "This intensely aromatic wine delivers aromas and flavors of pear, diesel, apricot, pinecones and mushrooms, with a long, stony finish."

Riesling Les Princes Abbés 2002 Archived REVIEWS

San Francisco Chronicle - W. Blake Gray - January 26, 2007

2 and 1/2 Stars "Thisintensely aromatic wine delivers aromas and flavors of pear, diesel, apricot, pinecones and mushrooms, with a long, stony finish."

Vintage Experiences - Dan Berger - January 05, 2006

Wine of the Week "Classic "petroleum," pear, and mineral aroma, and a crisp, dry finish. Many Alsace houses have gone astray recently by making their wines too sweet, but this dramatic effort is not only well-priced but tart enough to go with a wide array of lighter foods."

Riesling Les Princes Abbés 2000 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Spectator - B.S. - July 31, 2004

91 Points "This is lush and though it starts out off-dry, the racy structure emerges midpalate, driving the floral, peach and mineral flavors to a long, dry conclusion. It really sings on the finish today, with a long, smoky aftertaste. Drink now through 2010."