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1998 Domaine Leon Beyer Gewurztraminer
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Albert Hertz, Eguisheim
About Domaine Leon Beyer

The Beyer family has been making wine in Eguisheim since the sixteenth century, although the domain wasn't established until 1867. Today, Beyer bottles the full complement of Alsace varieties: Pinot Blanc, Sylvaner, Riesling, Tokay, Gewurztraminer, and Pinot Gris.

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1998 Domaine Leon Beyer Gewurztraminer

Producer: Domaine Leon Beyer
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Gewurztraminer
Origin: France
Region: Alsace

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87 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 1999

Lichee, lemon, spice and smoke on the nose. Dry and fruity in the mouth, with sound acids and underlying structure. The fruit carries nicely through the firm, dry finish. Offers noteworthy flavor intensity for a basic gewürztraminer.

83 Points | Wine Spectator

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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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Gewurztraminer

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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