92 POINTS | Anne Krebiehl MW, Wine Enthusiast
Domaine Sclulmberger have been producing wine in the Alsace for over 200 years. This pinot gris shows all the hallmark rich, opulent Alsace flavours but it finishes crisp and dry. Sublime.
Anne Krebiehl MW, Wine Enthusiast, writes "Ripe, aromatic green and yellow pears waft on the nose. Concentrated and rich, the palate is tempered with a guiding streak of ripe lemon freshness, creating attractive tension as well as harmonious balance. The finish is off dry and long."
The winery writes "The robe is golden yellow with light reflections, of good intensity. The disk is bright, limpid and transparent. The wine shows youth. The nose is marked, pleasant and of good intensity. Subtle, we perceive overripe and Earth notes that are fine reveals yellow fruits, golden apple, quince, Mirabelle plum, orgeat syrup and this characteristic smokiness. Still a bit retained, the range of scents needs time to express itself. The onset in the mouth is dense and rich. The alcohol support is heady. The wine evolves on an edgy medium, marked by a sparkling note. We find the same overripe aromas as on the nose, still dominated by honey, button mushrooms, orgeat syrup, yellow fruits (golden apple, Mirabelle plum, quince) and still this fine, underlying and complex smoky touch. We perceives a hint of firm bitterness. The finish has an average length, 5-6 caudalies, an underlying liveliness and a persistent hint of bitterness. The balance of this wine is compact. Rich and tasty, it shows good typicity. Complex and heady, it provides a lot of pleasure."