Vinoptima ‘Reserve’ Ormond Gewurztraminer 2004

Gewurztraminer from New Zealand - Gisborn
Review Date : 01-Jul-2014
Light golden colour with good depth. This has a full, soft and broad nose with great volume, packed with aromas of ripe, savoury tropical fruits, hair oil, ginger and wonderfully lifted exotic florals. Off-dry to taste, lusciously decadent and exotic fruit flavours of savoury tropical fruits unfold waves of honey, spices and ginger. The mouthfeel is unctuous and is driven by alcoholic power, with soft, rounded textures that carry the flavours to a dry finish. This is in a superior condition to the bottle I tasted recently. That’s bottle variation with bottle-age, and one give a 10 y.o. wine some latitude. 19.0/20 Jun 2014 RRP $101.50 Bright golden-yellow colour with good depth. The bouquet is softly voluminous with deep and concentrated aromas of ripe yellow stonefruits with a complex amalgam of honey, ginger and nuances of creaming soda, along with savoury nutty and oxidative elements. Medium in sweetness, the palate is full and weighty with an oily, near-opulent and luscious mouthfeel. There is a dense core with packed flavours of savoury stonefruits laced with ginger, musk and spices, honey and nutty notes. The acidity is balanced and underlines the fruit, and the palate features considerable alcoholic power driving the wine, combining with some phenolic textures providing substantial mouthfeel and structure. The wine flows smoothly, unfolding exotic bitter tropical fruits, creaming soda and oxidative, nutty nuances on a rich, oily, lingering finish. This is a fully mature Gewurztraminer with layers of savoury, opulent, secondary and tertiary nutty flavours, and a creamy, powerful and weighty palate. Drink now and over the next 3 years with pate, Middle Eastern and Asian fare. Hand-picked fruit from a variety of clones, fermented to 14.5% alc. and 20 g/L RS, the wine aged in tank and large German oak. 18.5-/20 May 2014 RRP $100.00

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