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Thursday, 1 September 2011

Wine of the Month: Lawson’s Dry Hills Gewurztraminer

This wine is one of my favourites from New Zeeland. Usually when I go for New Zeeland wine I choose Sauvignon Blanc and if I by any chance would have a Gewürztraminer, it would be something from Alsace, France. But Lawson’s Dry Hills gives you a wonderful and amazingly good Gewurztraminer that is long lasting and dynamic in flavours.

The wine brings you bright pale straw colour with slight greenish tinge around the edges and watery hue. The nose delivers an intense sniff with lifted top notes of musk and rose petal followed by some lychee and a hint of honeysuckle spice. Showing strong varietal character the palate is thick and rich with good balanced acidity. Mouthfilling flavours of lychee, rose petal and musk followed by some spice. Clean finish. Excellent concentration with long lychee, spice and honeysuckle aftertaste.
Drink over the next 2 years

Cost in Sweden: 99 SEK

Nr at Systembolaget: 957772

Area: Marlborough, New Zeeland

Grade: 4 of 5 (great value for money)

Written by Alexander Yü

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