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Bott Geyl Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Sonnenglanz 2010
France >Alsace >Beblenheim
(RP=93+) The 2010 Gewurztraminer Sonnenglanz Grand Cru benefits, like in many years, from the precision of an early botrytis which, in combination with the pronounced acidity, gives an elegant and stimulating sweet and bitter wine in the moelleux style. Bottled with approximately 50 grams per liter of residual sugar the 2010 is concentrated, clear, fresh, precise and spicy on the nose, displaying orange zest, lemon and grapefruit flavors although the bouquet is far from being fully developed. Piquant, sweet, fresh and mineral on the palate this is a young and straight, dense and firmly structured, long and very mineral Sonnenglanz Gewurz full of hope and tension. Don't touch it today or this year, you would waste too much talent. The wine is super balanced and focused, rich on the one hand, lifted and surprisingly filigreed on the other. The finish is very long and stimulating due to the salty aftertaste. A great, very promising Gewurztraminer! (JS=93) This shows notes of melon with honey and dried herbs. Medium-sweet palate that is full and upfront showing plenty of concentration and enough acidity to pull through to a medium finish. Drink now. (AG=92) Pale, gold-tinged color. Rather delicate aromas of cured meats and sweet brown spices complicate mango, papaya and minerals. Suave and densely packed; in a ripe style but with good extract and spicy lift to the peach, nectarine and mineral flavors. Finishes with excellent length and a lovely light touch for a wine with about 50 grams of residual sugar, thanks to a laser beam of acidity. There's plenty of noble rot here but the wine's high, harmonious acidity gives the wine an impression of restraint. This minerally and less exuberantly tropical example of gewurztraminer is typical of the high-acid 2010 vintage.
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