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2005 Domaine Paul Blanck Gewurztraminer Altenbourg
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88 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2007

($33) Pale yellow-gold. Pungent, expressive aromas of rose oil, cinnamon and caraway seed. Sweet, rich and concentrated, with a good spicy core of yellow fruits complicated by an element of smoked meat. A rather fat fruit bomb but not an exaggerated style as this possesses enough verve to maintain its balance. Much better than the '04.

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