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2009 Domaine Dirler-Cade Gewurztraminer Kessler Selection de Grains Nobles
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Albert Hertz, Eguisheim
About Domaine Dirler-Cade

Founded in 1871 by one Jean Dirler in southern Alsace, this family-owned domain is now run, five generations later, by another Jean Dirler. Though it bottles Pinot Noir, the domain is best known for its dry, classically structured, mineral-rich white Alsace varietals.

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2009 Domaine Dirler-Cade Gewurztraminer Kessler Selection de Grains Nobles

Producer: Domaine Dirler-Cade
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Gewurztraminer
Origin: France
Region: Alsace

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93(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September 2012

Bright, full yellow.  Enticing marmelady botrytis-loaded aromas and flavors of smoke, peach, apricot, and flint, with a whiff of cinnamon and nutmeg.  Then  powerful and penetrating, with high but harmonious acidity concentrated by the botrytis really lifting the intense spicy tropical fruit character.  Finishes with a pronounced element of smoked sausage and honeyed mango fruit cocktail.  Currently very showy; needs plenty of time to develop more complexity and grace.

88 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Albert Hertz, Eguisheim
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Gewurztraminer

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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