Sunday, February 26, 2012

Tasting Notes: Valckenberg Gewurztraminer, Pfalz, Germany, 2010


By way of background, opening thoughts:  Gewurztraminer:  the grape which few of us can spell, and which fewer still can spell with the double-dots that should be appearing above the "u"!!  This version is from Pfalz, Germany, and is finished with light residual sugar.  Thanks to Eric for the sampling!

Original tasting and review : This is Valckenberg Gewurztraminer, Pfalz, Germany, 2010, finished at 10.5% alcohol.

In the glass: Light honey in the glass

On the nose: Poured quite cool, shows sweet bold grasses and white flowers.   From the aroma, seems like this will be full and even more aromatic on the palate.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact smooth, silky and sweet in the mid-palate, with light aromatics curling around the edges.  A tiny bit of brightness comes in to the finish, but very little acidity.  Spicy pineapple fruit claims the finish, way up in your cheeks.

In summary: Overall, a pleasant experience that many will enjoy, and that I would definitely gravitate to again, with a special shout-out to its friendliness.

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