Thursday, January 14, 2010

Pierre Sparr Gewurztraminer Alsace 2007 wine review by (PB)

The wine with the hard to pronounce name (Ge-VURTS-tra-meener) is the Alsatian region of France's signature grape. I love Gewurz!

It presents with a medium golden hue and a bouquet large in peaches but changes with air to more of a general sweet, hard candy, lemon and vanilla cream with sweet pie spice notes--of course. (Gewurztraminer means "spicy" Traminer)

Palate--Sweeter than expected with more of a new world flare than what one would expect from "Old world" Alsace. It presents with a nice balance of acid, plenty of fruit and a really nice smokey, pear finish. Somewhat atypical for Alsace but a good example of the grape and at $13 well made. And if you're reading, punkin patch, raise a glass!

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