“A pretty wine; floral as can be. Mixed flowers, lemon blossom, lychee (of course), ginger too. Those characters are the DNA woven through bouquet and palate. Succulent, silky texture, a sheen of sweetness and cool honey character, a sticky but clean finish. There’s concentration of flavour and aromas – heady, rich, generous – but the wine finds a sense of freshness too. Indeed, if you like gewurz, this is a good example. Top of tree stuff. An elevation in quality and interest too. Nicely done.” 93 points, Mike Bennie, The Wine Front
I have been totally amazed by the popularity of sweet aromatic Moscatos in the Australian market. Admittedly many of us do begin our wine journey with alcopops and sweet wine slushies but it is the next step that counts.
Now I don’t have a problem with a glass of Moscato d’Asti on a hot summer day but if you are looking for a grown up delicious aromatic wine to fall in love with then you cannot go past Gewürztraminer. While Gewürztraminer wine has many similarities to Moscato it differs on some important points, it has higher alcohol, more striking aromatics and more complexity.
The wine in this bottle has all the tell-tale lychee and sweet rose as well as being complemented by complex aromatics including ruby grapefruit, ginger and a spice. I hope I have painted a picture and now it’s time to try.