2010 Lucien Albrecht Gewürztraminer Reserve

SKU #1079650 89 points Wine & Spirits

 Floral and citrusy, this is packed with ripe fruit, feeling concentrated and dark in tone. It’s underlined by an earthy, sandy minerality, persisting with balanced aroma and length.  (12/ 2011)

Wine Enthusiast

 It takes a while for the full effect of the Gewürztraminer spice to show on this reticent wine. It has some attractive lychee flavors laced with a very light acidity.  (12/ 2011)

Wine Spectator

 A juicy white, easy-drinking and fresh, with flavors of apricot, black licorice, apple and spice. The clean finish shows a lingering hint of mineral.  (11/ 2011)

K&L Notes

The history of the Albrecht family as wine growers in Alsace goes back to the 1400s, and the current cellar dates back to 1772. An excellent aperitif wine, Albrecht's Gewürztraminer Reserve shows exotic flavors of lychee, spice, and rose petal. Slightly off-dry, it is also the perfect wine for spicy Asian fare.

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 By: GZ |  Review Date: 12/24/2011 
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Spicy and aromatic and quite crisp for a gewurztraminer. A nice holiday wine.

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- Thought to have originated in the city of Tramin in Italy's Alto Adige, Gewürztraminer is actually a pink-skinned incarnation of the Traminer varietal, and also the most widely planted variation. Known for its heady perfume redolent of rose petals and spice and tropical lychee flavor, its fuller body and moderate acidity, it can be made in a variety of styles ranging from completely dry to sweet late harvest wines. The best representations of the grape are grown in Austria and France's Alsace, though it's being made in smaller quantities in Eastern Europe, Italy, the Pacific Northwest, California, New Zealand and Australia.


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- A region and appellation in France that has been a part of both France and Germany throughout history. Geologically isolated from both countries, Alsace has also maintained much of its own culture and wine tradition, while also being influenced by the traditions of both countries. Alsatian wine is easily recognized by it traditional tall bottles. Alsatian wine makers produce a unique style of varietal wine, 90 percent of which is white.