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2011 Domaine Barmes-Buecher Gewurztraminer Hengst Cuvee Francois
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Albert Hertz, Eguisheim
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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2011 Domaine Barmes-Buecher Gewurztraminer Hengst Cuvee Francois

Producer: Domaine Barmes-Buecher
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Gewurztraminer
Origin: France
Region: Alsace

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

Bright golden yellow.  Starts out with an almost pungent floral quality complicating white stone fruit, mango and caramel aromas.  Then rich and dense in the mouth, with fruit-dominated flavors of dried apricot, peach, passion fruit and quince.  The finish is long and smooth.  Roughly 70% of the berries were hit by noble rot:  this was harvested around October 8th and is really an SGN in style that the family forgot to declare in time to get the official recognition allowing it to be labeled as such.

92 Points | Wine Spectator
91 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, 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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