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2011 Domaine Bott-Geyl Gewurztraminer Les Elements
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88 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September 2012

(mainly from Beblenheim, but also contains about 20% declassified grand cru grapes from young vines):  Bright straw.  Custard cream, vanilla bean and  cinnamon complicate ripe yellow fruit aromas.  Good clean, ripe flavors of tropical fruits and creme brulee on the lush palate, with some obvious residual sugar.  Finishes fresh and long, with chewy extract at the back.  A lovely, very successful entry-level gewurz: yet another base wine that confirms that 2011 is a stellar vintage for this variety.

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