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2001 Domaine Weinbach Gewurztraminer Furstentum Quintessence de Grains Nobles (half bottle)
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Albert Hertz, Eguisheim
About Domaine Weinbach

Domaine Weinbach was established in 1610 by the Capuchin monks who also gave their name to the domaine's most prized vineyard, Clos des Capucins. The estate itself got the name Weinbach--which literally translates to "wine brook"--from a little stream that trickles through the property.

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2001 Domaine Weinbach Gewurztraminer Furstentum Quintessence de Grains Nobles (half bottle)

Producer: Domaine Weinbach
Style: Sweet Wine
Grape Type: Gewurztraminer
Origin: France
Region: Alsace

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98 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2003

($391) Exhilarating aromas of smoked meat, caraway seed, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove oil. Supersweet yet almost magically light on its feet. Pineapple and spice flavors show great delineation and class. A fabulous, ethereal expression of gewurztraminer, finishing with penetrating spice character and great cut and verve. This extremely young but already exciting wine lingers on the palate for minutes.

100 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Albert Hertz, Eguisheim
About Alsace

Alsace has been almost pathologically ignored by the American wine-drinking public for generations--a real mystery in light of the great number of juicy, pure wines produced in this picture-postcard region of northeastern France.
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One of the wine world's love-it-or-hate-it grapes, Gew├╝rztraminer is for many wine lovers the signature variety of Alsace. Its highly perfumed aromas of rose petal, smoked meat, lychee, grapefruit, and spices are immediate and captivating, although some examples lack refinement and seem a bit blowzy owing to low acidity and high alcohol. Gew├╝rztraminer is...
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