Domaine Weinbach Gewürztraminer Alsace Aoc Sélection de Grains Nobles Altenbourg 2005
Very varietal on the nose despite the abundance of botrytis. Pure roses, super fragrant, along with some minerality. On the palate, a touch of bitterness associated with this varietal. The wine has a lot of power with lacy, oily fruit with baked apple, cumin and ginger. – a spice machine. The finish has a thick oily texture with fragrant rose aromas.
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Peppermint candy marzipan and white chocolate in the nose of the 2005 Gewurztraminer Altenbourg Vendange Tardive lead to an expectedly somewhat candied but also honeyed and litchi- bacon fat- and brown spice- laden palate. The finish here is ever so slightly warm but that s not out of place given its sheer richness and patisserie and spice intensity. I d want to revisit this in a few years before hazarding a prognosis of its long-range ageworthiness. The dynamic trio of Fallers continues to bottle some of France s (hardly just Alsace s) richest and most flamboyant wines. Beginning with 2005 all of their vineyards are being biodynamically farmed. Laurence Faller finds their 2005s in general "more focused and clear" (this was especially true of Riesling) despite their often prominent botrytis component and the 2004s richer. I suppose it goes without saying but one has to carefully scrutinize each Weinbach label so numerous are the cuvees. And as wonderful as is the distinctiveness exhibited by the vast majority of wines here even a geek like yours truly could be forgiven for asking whether somewhat fewer different bottlings might benefit consumers as well as journalists! Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.
Rose petal and honey in the nose of the 2005 Gewurztraminer Altenbourg Selection de Grains Nobles announce the primary themes for a wine of imposing creamy richness but almost overwhelming youthful sweetness. Litchi and fig, caramel and malt, mingle ... Robert Parker. A Gewurztraminer wine from Alsace in France. 2005 Weinbach, Domaine Gewurztraminer Altenbourg Selection de Grains Nobles 375ml
Peppermint candy, marzipan, and white chocolate in the nose of the 2005 Gewurztraminer Altenbourg Vendange Tardive lead to an expectedly somewhat candied, but also honeyed and litchi-, bacon fat-, and brown spice- laden palate. The finish here is eve... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Gewurztraminer wine from Alsace in France. 2005 Weinbach, Domaine Gewurztraminer Altenbourg Vendange Tardive 375ml
Shows a more subtle range of flavors with floral and grapefruit notes mingling with the firm structure. Powerful yet lean without a lot of flesh. Mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2012.-B.S. Wine Spectator.
The Weinbach 2005 Gewurztraminer Altenbourg Cuvee Laurence is powerfully honey- and brown spice-scented, rich, creamy, and honeyed on the palate with a mysterious depth of saline, iodine, and otherwise savory minerality, and finishes with another for... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Gewurztraminer wine from Alsace in France. 2005 Domaine Weinbach Gewurztraminer Altenbourg Cuvee Laurence 1500ml