Paul Ginglinger Grand Cru Eichberg Gewurtztraminer 2008

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.
Price: $55
Tasted: November 2011

Published by Sean Mitchell

Grapeobserver.com is an independent wine journal. Written since 2009, it is authored by Sean Mitchell Dip WSET. On matters of wine, Sean is a current Master of Wine student, a Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) diploma holder, a certified WSET educator, a past WSET scholarship winner and has written for various other wine related publications.

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