Lawson’s Dry Hills Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2009

Gewurztraminer from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 12-Feb-2011
This has been a star variety for Lawson's Dry Hills. The fruit comes from the ‘Lawson's' and ‘Woodward' sites at the foot of the Wither Hills, fermented in stainless-steel to 14.0% alc., the pressings fermented in old oak, to 14.0% alc. and 9.2 g/L rs. The wine had lees contact for three months. Bright, limpid straw-yellow colour with light lemon-green hues, this has a very full, rich and complex bouquet of rose-petals, lychees, ginger and spices, quite rounded and deep. Slightly-sweet to taste, this is soft and oily textured, the acidity low as can be typical for the variety. The flavours are heavy and heady with Turkish Delight, honey, rose-oil, ginger-bread and savoury spices. The breadth provides a decadence seldom seen in New Zealand examples. Drink this over the next 2-4 years with rich and spicy Middle Eastern and Asian cuisine. 18.0/20 Feb 2011 RRP $26.00

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