Elephant Hill Hawke’s Bay Gewurztraminer 2011

Gewurztraminer from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 28-May-2012
Brilliant straw-yellow colour with lemon hues. The bouquet is very tightly bound, revealing delicate rose and red floral perfumes with minerally notes forming a good core. Dryish to taste, the flavours of roses and Turkish Delight are initially shy, but open with fresh acidity and build with richness. There is alcohol drive, and the mouthfeel is moderately unctuous and oily in texture. The finish has spices and florals with good depth and is carried by some residual sweetness. This is a tightly bound and concentrated Gewurztraminer that will unfold more spicy flavour to match the rich textures over the next 3-4+ years. Match with Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine. Fruit hand-picked and WBP, fermented with 10% in barrel, to 14.0% alc. and 11 g/L rs. The wine was aged 4 months in 1 y.o. oak with minimum lees stirring. 17.0+/20 May 2012 RRP $29.00

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