2006 Domaines Schlumberger Riesling Les Princes Abbes

Drank the 2006 Domaines Schlumberger Riesling Les Princes Abbes with Easter dinner on Sunday.  A good solid wine but didn’t blow me away, especially at $20 a bottle.  Had a typical petrol nose with flavors of pineapple and kiwi.  Very, very dry finish.  I would rate it a solid 85.  When I took the first sip after pouring I was really not impressed.  As the meal wore one I came to enjoy it more and more.  It really enforced what I’ve come to realize with Rieslings:  they are truly food wines, especially the dry ones.  What I mean by that is often when you just drink them by themselves they don’t come across as all that good.  They don’t reach their full potential until you drink them with your meal.  The food really seems to play off the flavors and harmonize some of the weirder notes that can be off-putting when they are on their own.  What do you think?

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