Tasted on Saturday, 27 August 2011.
2010 Tiefenbrunner Turmhof Gewurztraminer. Sud Tirol - Alto Adige, Italy.
Majestic £19.99. A-
Nose has fragrant white flowers, sweet white peach and apples; also tropical fruits and ripe mangoes; smells quite sweet, has that botrytis-like notes. Palate is rather textured and thick, has a nice viscosity and weight on the mouthfeel; slight bitterness at the end, really rather like viognier. Has some residual sugar on it, perhaps 10g/l but without much acidity; feels quite lumbering. In all this wine reminds me of over ripe even rotten peaches (in a good way) with some minerality towards the finish. Classy, a food wine.