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2006 Domaine Ostertag Gewurztraminer Fronholz Selection de Grains Nobles
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88? Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2008

(10.7% alcohol, 125 g/l r.s. and 4.9 acidity) Surprisingly pale yellow for SGN. Aromas of mirabelle and cherry-almond; reminded me of plum wine. Rich but alcoholic in the mouth, with a bitterness that came as a shock following the wonderfully smooth 2007 SGN. Not a particularly glyceral style, and much less pure than the '07. I marked this down for a slightly advanced nutty note on the finish. Ostertag told me he made his 2007 SGNs from fruit selected at a leisurely pace, berry by berry, while in 2006 he picked whole clusters from sites affected by rot because it was essential to harvest quickly.

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