Hugel Gewürztraminer 2012
Promisingly attractive colour, intense, young and lively with hints of pale green and straw yellow, it is bright and clear with unctuous tears that indicate a full body. Soft, aromatic, scented bouquet, showing opulence and body, flowers and fruit : rose, mignonette, jasmine, mango, litchi, passion fruit, and some spice : cardamom, saffron, liquorice stick. Dry on the palate, but round, soft, nicely harmonious and mouth-filling, with a long, rich agreeably aromatic finish. A "food wine" that will match a wide variety of dishes.
Wine SpectatorA textbook version of Gewürztraminer, with a creamy texture and notes of lychee, melon, rose petal and spice. Well-balanced and light-footed throughout. Drink now through 2019. 25 cases imported.