Sea Level ‘Home Block’ Nelson Gewurztraminer 2013

Gewurztraminer from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 21-Aug-2015
Bright, light straw-yellow colour, lighter on the rim. This is fresh, refined and tightly bound with aromatic and lifted aromas of rose-petal florals along with nuances of musk and minerals. The fruit has vitality allied to a growing richness and exotic opulence that emerges with aeration. Medium in sweetness and medium-full bodied, the palate is rounded and rich with stylishly opulent and luscious flavours of rose-petals, exotic florals, musk and honeysuckle, revealing a thread of minerality. The mouthfeel is soft and smooth in texture, with gentle acid freshness, and the wine follows a positive line, driven a little by some alcohol power, leading to a long and sustained finish of florals, spices and honey. This is an elegantly fresh, smooth flowing and subtly opulent, medium Gewurztraminer with some underlying power. Match with Asian and Middle Eastern fare over the next 4 years. Hand-picked fruit given 24 hours skin contact and cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 13.5% alc. and 14.4 g/L RS. 18.5/20 Aug 2015 RRP $23.95 Bright, pale straw-yellow colour, light on rim. This has a very fine, tightly bound and elegant nose with concentrated aromas of rose-petal florals, delicate herbal elements, steely minerals and musk in a attractively refreshing amalgam. Medium-dry to taste, delicate and pure flavours of rose-petals and musk grow in richness and lusciousness. The mouthfeel has a soft, smooth, gentle oiliness that is balanced by fresh acid cut and some alcohol drive. The palate has a good core and linearity that carries through to a very long, lingering finish with floral and musk flavours. This is an elegant and delicate, rose-petal and musk flavoured, medium-dry Gewurztraminer with excellent cut and line. Serve with fine Asian cuisine over the next 4+ years. Hand-picked fruit given 24 hours skin contact and cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 13.5% alc. and 14.4 g/L RS. 18.0+/20 Sep 2013 RRP $23.95

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