Spy Valley ‘Envoy’ ‘Johnson Vineyard’ Waihopi Valley Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2013

Gewurztraminer from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 25-Mar-2014
Fruit from the original Alsace clones from ‘Johnson Vineyard G Block’, hand-picked and fermented in small oak to 13.5% alc. and 20 g/L RS. Bright, even straw-yellow colour with light golden hues. This has an elegantly proportioned nose with an array of integrated aroma of exotic florals, honey, spices and savoury root ginger, that build in depth and intensity in the glass. Medium in sweetness, lively and bright, piquant flavours of rose-petal florals, spices, musk and ginger show on a smooth-flowing, unctuously-textured palate. The mouthfeel is soft, with ripe acidity providing good freshness and balance, enhancing the richness. The phenolic handling is excellent, combining with fine alcohol drive to carry the palate to a luscious, long and lingering finish of honey and ginger. This is an intensely flavoured, luscious and near unctuous, medium Gewurztraminer with ginger, honey and musky flavours. Serve with pate, semi hard cheeses and Middle Eastern cuisine over the next 4-5 years. 18.5+/20 Mar 2014 RRP $29.90

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