Both the golden color and the advanced nose signal a mature wine. The nose has a lifted quality that references white sultanas, dried pineapple, chalk and cooked champignons, with sumptuous, pleasantly bitter notes of dark fir honey. Contrary to expectation, the palate is merely off dry. It has an intriguing, almost salty quality with inflections of soy-sauce savoriness and immense depth of flavor. Still is sprightly and fresh, the wine has a streak of lemon freshness at its core. Lovely now and mature, it can be enjoyed until at least 2020.
Rich, intense and concentrated fruit aromas, but not that overloaded with fruit aromas, starts the 2008 Gewurztraminer Cuvée des Comtes d’Eguisheim on the nose. It is a full-bodied and rich but also fresh and piquant, intriguingly tension-filled wine that needs some aeration to set free all its talents. Drink over the next 10+ years.
Full deep yellow. Soil-driven aromas of mirabelle, ginger, cinnamon and flowers. This wine showcases the grand cru site (the southern portion of Pfersigberg) more than the variety. Suave on entry, then dry, stony and penetrating, with hints of peach and apricot. Offers superb intensity without weight-especially for a Gewurztraminer. Really opens out and perfumes the mouth on the back end. Finishes very long and aromatic, with a touch of sweetness.
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