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2008 Domaine Bott-Geyl Gewurztraminer Furstentum
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91 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2010

($41; 13.9% alcohol, 37 g/l r.s. and 6.3 acidity) Pale gold. Highly complex, very pure aromas of fresh apricot, minerals, spices and white pepper. Highly concentrated and quite sweet, but with juicy, edgy acidity giving a distinctly youthful quality to the lush mirabelle, honey and spice flavors. This rather suave, long wine shows classic varietal character, but I had mixed feelings about the steadily mounting sweetness.

89 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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