Gault Millau 2011

"In 1956 Dieter Ebert bought the manor house, which was built around the turn of the century, together with the Serriger Schloss Saarstein monopoly site. His son Christian took over the running of the estate in the mid-1980s. The musts are increasingly fermented in stainless steel vats. The dry wines with their well integrated acidity make up more than 30 percent of the entire production. In 2003, the estate also produced a range of elegantly sweet top-class wines that combine abundance with elegance. The year of 2005 was tailor-made for the Serriger vineyards, which is reflected in the taste of that year’s collection: mineral-flavored, racy Rieslings which, due to the maturity of that year, were given enough smoothness to become great Saar wines. Like the wines produced in 2008, the 2009 vintage leaves nothing to be desired: Lively and delicately fruity Saar Rieslings that combine good substance with finesse. The collection is spearheaded by the powerful mineral-flavored Alte Reben Spätlese wines, the Kabinett wines with their nose of ripe apple and lemon balm and the classical Auslese wines."

3 grapes / evaluations: 84-93/100 points.