An unreal nectar of the gods, this is pretty much as good as it gets in late harvested Gewurztraminer. 230 g/l residual sugar, 6.95 g/l acidity, 11.4% alcohol. 85 cases made, from 25-45 year old vines. Food pairings: pan seared foie gras, spiced desserts, Berawecka, strong cheeses, or all by itself, alone for the pure pleasure…..
“Deep bright gold. Musky, wild aromas of pineapple, brown spices, honey and botanical herbs, with distinctly carnal, high-toned botrytis character. Hugely sweet and thick but somehow not over the top thanks to an excellent concentration of acids and a saline quality that leavens the sugary impression. The apricot and tangerine fruit are complemented by pure honeyed botrytis tones. Finishes very smooth and very long, saturating the palate with flavor. This wine has a balance that gives it (deceptive?) approachability.” 94 points Steve Tanzer