2013 Schlumberger "Les Princes Abbés" Gewürztraminer Alsace

SKU #1237051 92 points James Suckling

 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.  (9/2015)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 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. (SR)  (9/2015)

Vinous

 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.  (4/2015)

Wine Enthusiast

 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.  (12/2015)

Wine Spectator

 Melon and lychee ride the silky palate of this light- to medium-bodied white, with light acidity and lots of ground spice, smoky mineral and candied grapefruit zest. Drink now through 2017. (Web-2015)

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Gewurztraminer

- Thought to have originated in the city of Tramin in Italy's Alto Adige, Gew├╝rztraminer is actually a pink-skinned incarnation of the Traminer varietal, and also the most widely planted variation. Known for its heady perfume redolent of rose petals and spice and tropical lychee flavor, its fuller body and moderate acidity, it can be made in a variety of styles ranging from completely dry to sweet late harvest wines. The best representations of the grape are grown in Austria and France's Alsace, though it's being made in smaller quantities in Eastern Europe, Italy, the Pacific Northwest, California, New Zealand and Australia.
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France

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Alsace

- A region and appellation in France that has been a part of both France and Germany throughout history. Geologically isolated from both countries, Alsace has also maintained much of its own culture and wine tradition, while also being influenced by the traditions of both countries. Alsatian wine is easily recognized by it traditional tall bottles. Alsatian wine makers produce a unique style of varietal wine, 90 percent of which is white.
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