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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Topper's Mountain Gewürztraminer 2013

This was an interesting exercise, two Gewürztraminer, fruit for both from New England, NSW, same winemaker (Mike Hayes), made at the same winery, for two different labels.

Musky, slightly musty, with the prettier elements of lychee, rose petals and turkish delight. Elements common to many a Gewürztraminer, and it's from here that things take a turn.

The palate sees a wine of detail, of focus, pinpoint precision - the dance of a thousand pinpricks across the palate. It's a wine of texture, layered, with extraordinary length and a fine tail of acid and spice. Holds up well into a second day of drinking. A wonderful example. 94

Tasted on: Saturday 29th March, a Flower Day
Source: Sample
Price: $35
Alcohol: 12.8%
Closure: Screwcap

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