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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91(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , September 2012
Bright yellow-gold. Lemon verbena and lavender aromas mix with peach and crystallized ginger on the ripe nose. Rich, dense and suave, with canned peach and apricot flavors and a hint of bitterness at the back that adds freshness and complexity. This has a good deal of residual sugar (89 g/l) but has such bright, ripe acidity (7 g/l) that it really doesn't taste that sweet after all.
Stunning, even if not my typical Gewürztraminer profile
Rich goldernrod hue. Gobs of apricot, honey, canned peaches. Floral notes of honeysuckle and candied lemongrass, lingering boiled sugar cane stalk and white flowers. Very weighty and glycerine, off-dry. Mother in law remarked it was absolute silk across palate - I would agree.
Deep gold in color with heavy floral nose of honeysuckle and apricot. On the palate, apricot and lychee flavors persist with a great finish of salted honey. Nice off dry wine!
Very peachy for a Gewurtz. And definitely off dry to sweet.
I happen to like that or I might be surprised by the comments of bracing acidity.
Actually lovely. This wine is a treat and for my cellar an early drinker. nothing wrong with that.
A pleasure to enjoy now.
I'd try a nice mango/lime phylo concoction. It's sweet
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Low acidity almost syrupy lychee notes
Complex Blend Of Tastes; Better Suite For Dessert Or Cheese Course Than Meal
Only criticism is that wine was sweeter than I expected and did not really work with Thai food (as many Gewurtzes do). I think it would work well with a rich dessert and/or a cheese course.
Not a traditional Alsatian Gewurztraminer
I was expecting a dry but fruity wine and instead, this is very sweet without a balancing acidity. Very disappointing considering the Wine Spectator review it received that did not mention anything about sweetness. It does have some complexity, but...
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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