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2013 Rymill GT Gewürztraminer

Eschews the more heady and salacious varietal characters of musk and rose water to an extent, allowing the chaste purity of citrus fruits to shine brightly. All the exotica, tropical and otherwise, is still present but in a diminished form. … Continue reading

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2013 Topper’s Mountain Gewürztraminer

Strike another blow for Topper’s Mountain. The dynamic duo of Mark Kirkby and Mike Hayes have me itching to visit the New England region. Not just a Gewürztraminer to sniff and admire but a Gewürztraminer to drink. Vibrant acidity underneath a … Continue reading

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2011 Cargo Road Botrytis Gewürztraminer

You 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 … Continue reading

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2013 Spring Vale Gewürztraminer

Late last year I spoke to Stephen Pannell about the etiology of his 2013 Aromatico Gewürztraminer Riesling. Among other ideas he mentioned his belief that Gewürztraminer often fell into a bracket of wines that you were impressed by but didn’t want to … Continue reading

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2013 Cargo Road Wines Gewürztraminer

Probably the two best Gewürztraminers that have crossed my path this year have been the Spring Vale 2013 and the Topper’s Mountain 2012. This release from Cargo Road Wines in Orange is as good as either of them. Grapes are left for … Continue reading

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Is Orange the New Black?

“Other people aren’t the scariest part of prison…it’s coming face to face with who you really are. Because once you’re behind these walls, there’s nowhere to run, even if you could run. The truth catches up with you in here…and … Continue reading

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2013 Logan Weemala Orange Gewürztraminer

Gewürztraminer can work very well in the Orange region and with a few tweaks I think Logan might be able to get a lot more out of it. The aromas are extroverted to say the least. Lychee, freshly baked bread, … Continue reading

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2012 Topper’s Mountain Gewürztraminer

Another impressive effort from Topper’s Mountain. They are fast marking themselves as a winery to watch. You can’t mistake the variety. Aromas of turkish delight, lychees, pink musk sticks, pickled ginger, jasmine and radish. The palate has glycerol texture without any oiliness … Continue reading

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2011 Shaky Bridge Pioneer Series Gewürztraminer

A New Zealand producer I’m unfamiliar with. I’ve got Central Otago Pinot Noirs and a Gris still to taste but this Gewürztraminer is a positive introduction. Varietal and textural with very well pitched residual sugar. Not too sweet, just noticeable. … Continue reading

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2011 Jamsheed Harem Series Le Blanc Plonk

For someone who has arguably already made a name for himself via single vineyard Syrahs from the Yarra Valley and the Grampians, Jamsheeed winemaker Gary Mills is one hell of a blender – across varieties and regions. The 2011 Le … Continue reading

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