Honey in color. Fresh mowed straw, this bottle we sampled via Coravin last Christmas. Has oxidized fruit, and clearly changed from my previous note. Oh well. Another example that the Coravin doesn't always work out.
Very, very nice. I should have bought a lot of these. I don't generally drink a lot of gewurtz but all of a sudden I have a bunch of things that they pair nicely with. Notes are the same as last week - very floral, almost sweet, with some white fruit. It paired nicely with a sweet pungent dish. When by itself it has a nice chalkiness to it that makes it interesting alone as well.
On the nose there's lychee, clover honey, peach liqueur & wet stones ~ On the palate itch as an oily texture with moderate acidity & flavors of peach, stoney minerality, rose petals & under ripe pear ~ Great length, complexity & delicateness
Medium-dark gold color. Heady floral aroma of roses, lychee, peach, and yellow plum. Palate is densely fruity and floral with rose, lychee, peach, and an oily element that carries into a long finish that shows some bitter grapefruit pith notes. Consistent with prior experiences and holding well. Worked as a base for a mussel and clam broth with saffron in it. Drink.
This was the wine of choice to go with the Christmas turkey. Loads of lychee flavor, alongside secondary notes of peach and Asian pear. Not as spicy as expected, but its beautiful mineral finish was right on mark. It served as a refreshing compliment to a very heavy meal.
Complex nose with stone fruit, anise, floral, honey and citrus notes. All of these notes are also on the palate, and lead to a soft, medium length, finish with good minerality. Paired well with Sichuan chicken.
Medium gold color. Aromas of roses and lychees. This bottle shows more lychee character than a bottle from earlier in the year and is continuing to drink well. Flavors are rose, lychee, pear, peach, and cherry. The finish is medium-long. Drink.
White wine tasting - BT group (BT): Wonderful pale gold color, heavy florals on the nose with primarily rose petals for me. Vibrant body with a bit of spice, melon some peach. Drinks very easily and excellent price point. Enjoyed it.
A beautiful nose with stone fruit, black licorice, floral, honey, citrus, and spice notes. Stone fruit, honey and citrus on the mid-palate lead to a crisp, mineral driven finish with black licorice accents. A very nice Gewürztraminer that paired well with a grilled rosemary, garlic chicken.
What can't you like about this at this price point. Great summer drinking wine. A bit flabby and off balance but not because of alcohol level. The nose (gorgeous - of flower bouquet) and the flavors of rich fruit, lychee, and fruit cocktail outweigh the flabbiness of the wine. Overall very good for the price point. Would buy more just to have a round as easy drinking, fun and quite enjoyable wine. Good job again Zind-Humbrecht.
Medium gold color. Aromas of roses and lychees with some sweet peach and pear elements lurking. Palate is a bowl of fruit cocktail with a handful of lychees thrown in. Cherry, peach, pear, lychee, and a floral note that carries into a medium-long finish that is medium-long. Hides it's advertised alcohol and goes down fast as a cocktail. Drink.
Brought by a friend for a double blind wine tasting event. This showed initial funk and florals on the nose. Rose petals, spice, honeydew melon and apricots were on this viscous palate. The apricots were then believed to be the item throwing the funk on the nose. This wine drank very well and definitely held its own with several heavy hitters in the lineup.
A clear, deep lemon color with a clean and pronounced nose that shows rose, lychee, orange blossoms, ginger, and asian pear. A dry medium-plus body with medium-plus acidity has palate notes of pungent cinnamon, ginger, orange blossoms, and dried apricots. This is a fun wine with a medium finish.
Lot L170. Indice 1. Fragrant, exotic, dry, and fuller bodied with a profile of ginger, cardamon, kumquat, lychee, yellow flowers, and musk. Does not seem quite as fleshy, viscous, large scaled, or full throttled as previous recent vintages. In the context of the varietal and the producer, this offers impressive freshness and verve.
Medium yellow color. Sweet aromas of lychee and rose. Floral flavors of rose, meyer lemon, lychee, and a hint of sweet grapefruit carry into a medium-long finish. This is heavy and thick but holds it together enough to be a pleasant sip. Drink now.
Lot 107 Indice 1. Lots of Lychee and spicey apple in the nose. Soon develops some white pepper in the nose as well. Spicey apple fruit flavours and a nice long spicey silightly off dry finish. Should improve for a long time.
Golden yellow. Unbelievable aromatics at this stage showing a great blend of clean, fresh flowers as well as lychee and some peach. One you can sniff forever. The palate is not close right now as this showed some secondary fermented fizz out of the bottle which really distracted from anything else. After some time in the glasses this got a bit better with peach and pear and some fresh, clean notes, but this needs to rest or even decant to really show what it is capable of. The problem there is this is pretty low in acidity and I don't know if this entry level bottling is going to hold up to that treatment.
Light straw color. Beautiful nose of lychee, apricot, honey, white pepper, floral and mineral notes. Lychee, apricot, and minerals on the mid-palate; leading to a crisp, medium length finish. Good acidic balance. A very enjoyable, dry Gewürztraminer.
Medium yellow color, slightly thick consistency. Typical aromas of rose and lychee lead into a sweet palate that showcases the lychee with yellow flowers, and meyer lemon. Finish is medium-long carried by the heavier texture of the wine. Between alcohol and acid, this cleans up at the end and I find it to be full-bodied in an enjoyable way. Drink.
This is totally Gewurzt for me! HUGE florals of lychee nut perfume, muscat, peach and orange...as well as a cool pepper spice kick. Seems like it will be sweet, yet it's bone dry! LOADED with tingly lemon acidity...it really tames the sweetness and gives it a nice savory balance...bringing out what really makes the wine..the florals! Also shows complexities of smoked grey salt, honey, and mango. A go-to Gewurzt at go-to pricing....killer wine!
This is a real go-to $20 white wine for me because it seems to consistently deliver throughout the vintages - I appreciate the consistency - peppery nose with citrus notes intermingled, and a zippy palate of white pepper, spice, lemon-lime, and maybe a touch of honey.
(Last supper dinner at Balzac) Beautiful nose of rosewater and lychee, hint of melons. Soft luscious body with some minerality (shale sand), with focus and intensity. Elegant, but not quite subtle, with wafty honeyed perfumes arching all over. Impression of a floral sweetness, and pleasant mid-length finish. Perfect with roast skate! Sunset in a glass.
Big pungent spicy nose with floral elements - very classic. A big bold and quite gingery flavour too. The only surprise was that this was bone dry. Deep and intense, great length but I prefer a little residual sugar in Gewurztraminer.
Notes from memory: Golden in the glass. Wild aromatics of tropical fruit and characteristic Gewurz spice. Full bodied, fleshy, and a little fat with sweetish tropical fruit on the palate. This is tasty if you are not in the mood for something subtle. I'll buy more and share it with wine novices or people who don't think they like white wine.