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2006 Domaine Leon Beyer Gewurztraminer Reserve
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Albert Hertz, Eguisheim
About Domaine Leon Beyer

The Beyer family has been making wine in Eguisheim since the sixteenth century, although the domain wasn't established until 1867. Today, Beyer bottles the full complement of Alsace varieties: Pinot Blanc, Sylvaner, Riesling, Tokay, Gewurztraminer, and Pinot Gris.

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2006 Domaine Leon Beyer Gewurztraminer Reserve

Producer: Domaine Leon Beyer
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Gewurztraminer
Origin: France
Region: Alsace

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88 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2008

(this is Beyer's top dry gewurztraminer cuvee from 2006, which means it includes declassified fruit from the grand crus Eichberg and Pfersigberg) Straw-gold. Exotic yellow fruits and a touch of honeyed botrytis on the nose. Fat, sweet and powerful; a very large-scaled and ripe gewurztraminer that tastes sweeter than its four grams of residual sugar would suggest. The broad, honeyed finish offers good length. Lacks nobility but would make a nice match for a curry.

86 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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