Charles Wiffen Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2010

Gewurztraminer from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 09-Apr-2013
Fruit from the ‘Rose’ vineyard, fermented with 12% in seasoned French oak barriques to 13.0% alc. and 14 g/L rs. Bright, pale straw-yellow colour with pale green tints, light on edge. This has an elegantly concentrated and restrained bouquet with an amalgam of rose-petal florals, subtle fresh herb and gingery spices. Medium-dry to taste, the flavours of rose-petals and honied elements are nuanced by some delicate herb nuances. The feature of the palate is the smooth and fine textured flow with a suggestion of oiliness and unctuousness which forms a vinous core enhanced by a little alcohol power. The acidity is soft and adds to the rounded mouthfeel. The flavours flow with good drive to a lingering finish which classically counterpoises delicate richness with varietal bitter hints. This is a classical floral medium-dry Gewurztraminer with very smooth textures and mouthfeel. Serve with Middle Eastern and Asian inspired cuisine over the next 3-4 years. 17.5+/20 Apr 2013 RRP $24.00 Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade’, the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews’ operates

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