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WTN: Schlumberger Riesling GC Saering 2002

Postby Otto » Mon Oct 30, 2006 4:23 pm

Domaines Schlumberger Riesling Saering GC 2002 12% 19,99€

The colour is a bit darker than expected of such a young wine. The nose is typical Alsace: powerful and steely, yet elegant and a bit petrolly. Yet there was a curious note of minty toothpaste to it. I've recently had several Rieslings with this note to it. Anyone else notice it? I don't find it particularily appealing.

The palate is, again, typical Alsace in being dry and powerful, mineral. This is a good wine, especially if I tune out the toothpaste smell! :)

I keep on hearing over here that Schlumberger isn't really a good producer, but this wine (apart from the toothpaste scent) is all I look for in Alsace Riesling. How is it generally regarded over in other countries?

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Re: WTN: Schlumberger Riesling GC Saering 2002

Postby Bill Hooper » Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:55 am

Otto,

I'm quite sure that the hate mail will come rolling, but I've never been blown away by Schlumberger. I believe them to be a good hen who never quite lays the golden egg. They certainly haven't fared well in Alsatian tastings I've done and IMHO have been asleep on their laurels the last years. I haven't had the '02 Saering though and I have been wrong before.


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Re: WTN: Schlumberger Riesling GC Saering 2002

Postby Rahsaan » Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:29 am

I'm quite sure that the hate mail will come rolling, but I've never been blown away by Schlumberger


Hate mail? I don't see people waxing poetic about Schlumberger in these parts. I don't have the most extensive experience, but nice, good, correct, but neither excellent or inspired was the consensus I've seen.
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Re: WTN: Schlumberger Riesling GC Saering 2002

Postby Bill Hooper » Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:44 am

Rahsaan,

I'm glad we agree, but there are some 'old timers' who put Schlumberger up there with canned ham and the automobile.


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Re: WTN: Schlumberger Riesling GC Saering 2002

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:26 am

Not only canned ham, what about spam?!!
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Re: WTN: Schlumberger Riesling GC Saering 2002

Postby Rahsaan » Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:35 am

but there are some 'old timers' who put Schlumberger up there with canned ham and the automobile.


You mean as welcome inventions?

Canned ham sounds like a derogatory comment to me.
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Re: WTN: Schlumberger Riesling GC Saering 2002

Postby Otto » Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:56 pm

Thanks for the views! I guess there is still potential in their sites to lay the golden egg?
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