Friday, June 18, 2010
Trimbach Alsace Gewurztraminer 2003 Wine Review (NW)
Tropical fruit bouquet with floral and honey notes
Medium bodied on the palate
Citrus layers on the finish with fig and spice
Here was a bargain I couldn't pass up while treasure hunting with PB of this blog. For $10 on sale, I picked up this clearance wine that was originally $19. Of course, the reason it got marked down is that it was presumed to be past its prime and the store probably only had a few bottles left they wanted to move out. I figured it might still have some life in it, so I grabbed it.
While the wine is most likely fading, it's drinking nicely in this phase. Recognize that might not last much longer. The tropical fruit and spice is still present along with some honey and fig that probably wasn't noticeable on release five or six years ago. If you happen to have some, open it! And raise a glass on a warm Summer evening!