Gewurztraminer Seigneurs de Ribeaupierre, Trimbach 2013
We're into something rather special here, a lovely, deep golden hue the glass and as you would expect from the variety this is a more expressive and opulent in style than the pinot gris - visually, aromatically and on the palate.
Beautiful aromas of bitter-sweet Seville orange, tangerine, dried apricot, lychee and spice are all in the mix. It's deeply concentrated, and from the hint of viscosity as you swirl the glass you could be forgiven for thinking that this was a fine, sweet sauternes.
The palate is a real weave of exotic flavours, the teasing aromas of exotic fruit are matched on the palate with a hint of spice in the mix, yet the viscous texture is much less prominent than the visual and aromatic cues would have you believe. Yes, the palate is textured, rich and unctuous but clean and pure of fruit with an exceptionally lengthy finish, which is just a touch off dry.
- James Russell-Grant, FromVineyardsDirect