Lawson’s Dry Hills Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2011

Gewurztraminer from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 29-Apr-2013
Fruit from 80% ‘Lawson’s’ and 20% ‘Woodward’vineyards, fermented with 15% in old French oak barriques to 14.5% alc. and 9.7 g/L rs, , the wine aged on lees for 6 months. Brilliant pale straw-yellow colour with light green-golden hues, pale on rim. The nose is very fine and tightly concentrated with an amalgam of rose petals, exotic musk and ginger with mineral notes. Medium dry to taste, the flavours of rose-petals, minerals and ginger are very tight and firmly bound, forming a concentrated core to the palate. The mouthfeel is smooth and rich, near unctuous in texture, and the richness is enhanced by some alcohol warmth which adds to the drive. The flavours carry through to a fir, concentrated and lingering finish with classical varietal bitter ginger elements. This is a concentrated and unctuous off-dry Gewurztraminer that will unfold more of its exotic flavours with bottle age. Match with Middle Eastern and Asian fare over the next 4-5 years. 18.5/20 Apr 2013 RRP $27.00

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