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2007 Domaine Barmes-Buecher Gewurztraminer Hengst Selection de Grains Nobles
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Albert Hertz, Eguisheim
About Domaine Barmes-Buecher

Husband and wife team Francois and Genevieve Barmes created Domaine Barmes-Buecher in 1985 from family land owned since the 17th century. Today, after the death of Francois, Genevieve carries on their life’s work, managing 30 acres in Alsace, around the towns of Wettolsheim, Turckheim, and Wintzenheim.

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2007 Domaine Barmes-Buecher Gewurztraminer Hengst Selection de Grains Nobles

Producer: Domaine Barmes-Buecher
Style: Sweet Wine
Grape Type: Gewurztraminer
Origin: France
Region: Alsace

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93(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2008

(from a trie, which Barmes said was the only one he did in 2007; the rest of this fruit went into the Herrenweg) Pale bright golden-yellow. Deep, sappy nose of yellow fruits and spices. Glyceral-verging-on-viscous, with about 100 g/l r.s., but with lovely vivacity from brisk acidity. There's a deep spiciness that almost seems to come from oak. Finishes extremely long and a bit tannic, with a suggestion of raisined grapes but also terrific verve and lift. Left behind aromas of cured meats and spices. Not as complex today as the Steingrubler or Pfersigberg, but then this really needs six or seven years to express itself.

91 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, Gewürztraminer 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. Gewürztraminer is...
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