2014 Weinbach "Cuvée Théo" Gewurztraminer Alsace

SKU #1244697 91 points Wine Spectator

 A textbook version, with abundant ground spice and flavors of lychee and candied grapefruit zest, this is lightly floral and well-focused by the firm acidity and minerally underpinning. Drink now through 2025. (AN)  (11/2015)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2014 Gewurztraminer Cuvée Theo is a 100% Clos des Capucins, and starts very clear and fresh on nose with coolish, flinty, spicy aromas and just a hint of rose petals and limes. With more aeration, this bouquet is floral like a biodynamic vineyard in a rocky terroir in summer, offering fennel seeds and lemon skins, whereas typical Traminer flavors are rather discreet or restrained. Highly elegant and piquant on the palate, and very grippy thanks to the mineral soul and the fine and useful tannins, this is a very delicate and mouth-watering, dry-styled Gewurz. The umami flavors make this excellent 2014 Gewurztraminer a perfect wine for Indian, Chinese and Japanese dishes. (SR)  (10/2015)

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