Domaines Schlumberger Grand Cru Saering Riesling 2014 (Alsace, France) '...citrus, yuzu zest, honey..."
First mentioned in 1250, the Saering plot escapes from the hill and extends like a peninsula on the plain, forming a sort of tongue of land in the form of a ring. It has been sold under its own since 1830.
To the north of Guebwiller, Saering faces east and south-east at an altitude of 260 to 300. Saering marl/limestone/sandstone terroir brings out the best in this magnificent, fine, delicate Riesling.
"A touch of lemon balm adds a breezy freshness to the nose, while a pure, bright and precise notion of ripe lemon pervades and takes over the entire palate. On its fringes, delicious hints of chamomile and chervil appear alongside ripe red apple. This is a tantalizing charmer in spite of its absolute dryness and vivid acidity. Drink 2017–2037. -Editors' Choice-" - 96 Points, Wine Enthusiast
"This is lightly fleshy in texture and light- to medium-bodied, offering a mouthwatering mix of ripe yellow peach, grapefruit granita, stone and spice flavors. Drink now through 2024." - 91 Points, Wine Spectator
"The robe is light lemon yellow with green reflections of medium intensity. The disk is bright, limpid and transparent. The wine shows youth. The nose is marked, pleasant and of good intensity. Dominated by citrus fruits, yuzu zest, honey, spices and ginger. The airing enhances these scents and reveals white flowers and a light smokiness. The state of health is perfect ; the ripe grapes are a concrete expression of the terroir. Nice profile. The onset in the mouth is dense and fleshy, round. The alcohol support is balanced. The wine evolves on a medium of marked and incisive vivacity, marked by a sparkling note. The range of flavors is in line with that of the nose, but more candied : lemon, spices, ginger, white flowers and honey. The finish has an average length, 6-7 caudalies, and a frank liveliness. The structure is robust and its hint of sweetness is perfectly balanced by the terroir. Very beautiful wine !" - M. Pascal Leonetti MW