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Vinoptima Gewürztraminer Ormond Noble 2007

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Apricot and rosewater are prominent in this complex array of aromas that includes deep cantaloupe fruit as well as touch of pumpkin, lime and spicy floral tones. Moderately rich in the mouth with noticeable sweetness that is well-balanced by acids. The floral element of the nose is prominent in the mouth and this does reveal nice spice on the backend but feels a bit blocky and indistinctly fruity for me. 87pts

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Vinoptima Estate:
At least one aspect of creating a world class estate was going to be easy - deciding on the vines. Vinoptima Estate was developed for one reason only - the making of great Gewurztraminer wines - so simply don’t plant anything else. In 2000 the original South block was meticulously planted out using bud wood from special clones of Gewurztraminer that I had begun selecting and propagating more t... Read more
At least one aspect of creating a world class estate was going to be easy - deciding on the vines. Vinoptima Estate was developed for one reason only - the making of great Gewurztraminer wines - so simply don’t plant anything else. In 2000 the original South block was meticulously planted out using bud wood from special clones of Gewurztraminer that I had begun selecting and propagating more than 25 years earlier. Since then, as the new vines have started producing, I’ve painstakingly evaluated each of the clones at ripeness, fastidiously tasting the berries from hundreds of vines and marking out for special attention those vines that display the best varietal character. This process has been replicated over several vintages, making selections from selections before taking bud wood from the best vines for further propagation and under-planting of the existing vines. It’s these new plantings that have subsequently gone on to produce the wines that consistently win international recognition. To meet the growing demand and optimise all aspects of the winemaking process, additional vines were planted on the North block of the Vinoptima Estate in 2007. The newer block is characterised by near identical soil composition and structure and if anything, is slightly warmer and drier than the original block. The North block has also been planted with a range of premium Gewurztraminer clones. The Vinoptima Estate is constantly evolving with vines and clones changing in the continuous pursuit of the world’s best Gewurztraminer. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Vinoptima Gewürztraminer Ormond Noble

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 12/09/2010

Apricot and rosewater are prominent in this complex array of aromas that includes deep cantaloupe fruit as well as touch of pumpkin, lime and spicy floral tones. Moderately rich in the mouth with noticeable sweetness that is well-balanced by acids. The floral element of the nose is prominent in the mouth and this does reveal nice spice on the backend but feels a bit blocky and indistinctly fruity for me. 87pts


Member Reviews for Vinoptima Gewürztraminer Ormond Noble

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Snooth User: Quentin4
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2004 03/02/2010

On the nose, developed aromas of white flowers and honey. The wine seems to have lost with time its tropical fruit style and aged with rounder aromas. The residual sugar is quite high, but not overly, which gives an enjoyable luscious structure in the mouth. A good presence of acohol on the mid palate, followed by a lasting length of honey and orange flavours. QC


Snooth User: Samuel Hua
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2004 09/13/2012

Stunning white,now shows buttery, orange zest, honey suckle and marmalade notes. Full and rich mouth feeling but cutter freshly with vibrant acidity and a zesty peel bitterness. Round and powerful.


Snooth User: strokine
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2003 08/11/2012

On a sweet side. Quality is good, would by more for around $30-35


Snooth User: dubh
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2003 07/17/2009

Without doubt the best Gewürztraminer I have ever tasted. Expensive, for Kiwi Gewurz (around NZ$50 or US$30) and hard to find. But... oh... http://www.vinoptima.co.nz/


External Reviews for Vinoptima Gewürztraminer Ormond Noble

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Vintage: 2004 04/30/2010

A Gewurztraminer wine from Gisborne in New Zealand. 2004 Vinoptima Gewurztraminer 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2004 04/04/2011

The extraordinary 2004 Gewurztraminer Noble Late Harvest is a legend in the making. Produced from six rows which Nick Nobilo left on until June, when the vines had shed their leaves, coming in at 12.8 alcohol and 117 grams residual sugar. A limpid go... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Gewurztraminer wine from Gisborne in New Zealand. 2004 Vinoptima Ormond Gewurztraminer Nobel Late Harvest 375ml


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Vintage: 2004 04/30/2010

Vinoptima Gewurtztraminer Late Harvest 2004 and all other wine from Vinoptima are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from New Zealand and across the globe.


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Vintage: 2004 04/20/2010

Vinoptima Gewürztramier 2004 and all other wine from Vinoptima are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from WineDada.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from New Zealand and across the globe.


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Vintage: 2003 04/30/2010

Vinoptima Gewürztramier 2003 and all other wine from Vinoptima are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from New Zealand and across the globe.




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