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2008 Domaine Weinbach Gewurztraminer Mambourg Quintessence de Grains Nobles Cuvee d'Or (half bottle)
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Albert Hertz, Eguisheim
About Domaine Weinbach

Domaine Weinbach was established in 1610 by the Capuchin monks who also gave their name to the domaine's most prized vineyard, Clos des Capucins. The estate itself got the name Weinbach--which literally translates to "wine brook"--from a little stream that trickles through the property.

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2008 Domaine Weinbach Gewurztraminer Mambourg Quintessence de Grains Nobles Cuvee d'Or (half bottle)

Producer: Domaine Weinbach
Style: Sweet Wine
Grape Type: Gewurztraminer
Origin: France
Region: Alsace

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96 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2010

($199; for 375 ml.; 9.5% alcohol, 207 g/l r.s. and 8.5 grams of acidity) Medium gold. Exhilarating high-toned aromas of apricot, resin, caraway seed and honey. Impossibly thick and opulent, but with superb inner-palate energy and lift for the variety. Pure chewy botrytis has no doubt contributed to the concentration of sugars and acids. In sheer verve, this puts its 2006 Quintessence predecessor to shame. Exciting, tactile wine with great saline persistence.

94 Points | Wine Spectator
96 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, Gew├╝rztraminer 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. Gew├╝rztraminer is...
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