For reasons that I don’t wish to disturb as a consumer, Alsace gewurtztraminer can be remarkably well priced. Here we have a “Grand Cru” at not much more than $50. Perhaps it is because gewurtztraminer has few longer term admirers. A book waiting to be written? Or perhaps the labels of Alsace are too easy to decipher with their rather non-French identification of the grape variety, front and centre. Anyway, for good value, look no further than this impressive wine.
A typical gewurtz aroma of lychees with a sprinkling of spice. Medium length, with a fresh and balanced expression of lychees, almonds and a touch of raisins on the palate. Lovely drinking. 89 points.
Tasted: November 2011