2011 Cargo Road Botrytis Gewürztraminer

grenache rose 004You won’t find a lot of dessert wine reviews on this site because there isn’t a large audience for them and I don’t often drink them. Now and again though, I come across an example which warrants attention.

This is opulent and thick with flavour yet it exhibits balanced acid structure and good form. A cornucopia of flavours; caramel, lime spider, Turkish delight, candied ginger, apricot nectar, nuts and probably another half a dozen specific scents and flavours. It doesn’t feel crowded or noisy. Detailed complexity is a big part of its success. Terrific carry too. 94

Region: Orange
Alcohol: 11.0%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $50 (375ml)
Tasted: January 2014


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2 Responses to 2011 Cargo Road Botrytis Gewürztraminer

  1. Bob Colman says:

    Seems pricey for a half bottle Jeremy. Is it really that good?

  2. It is expensive Bob. I wouldn’t buy it because I’m really not interested in dessert wines…but I think it deserves a gold medal.

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