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Capercaillie Gewurztraminer

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Cracka Review

Gewurtztraminer is not the main reason tourists pour into the Hunter each year but if a wines a good wine then it get this Cracka seal of approval and this is a worthy candidate. Capercaillie have made a wine that is aromatically arresting with vibrant floral and lychee aromas with a tropical intensity. It balances sweet fruit before ending mouth-wateringly dry.

Winemaker's Notes

Pale straw in colour with floral and tropical aromas such as rose petals and lychees but don’t let the slightly sweet nose fool you – the palate is much drier with a lovely fresh finish. A style to enjoy just as a refreshing drink, or with any of the great Asian foods available to us today.

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Capercaillie Gewurztraminer

Expert Reviews

WINESTATE (2011 Vintage) says
Delicate, spicy varietal with perfumed flavours laced with crisp acidity.
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011)
WINESTATE (2010 Vintage) says
Interesting musky/rose petal nose and distinctive oily, lychee-flavoured palate.
Winestate magazine 2010
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Has a little more life and energy than the Audrey Wilkinson; both wines come from old plantings and it is the fruit weight rather than varietal character that sustains the wine.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
89
WINESTATE (2009 Vintage) says
Lovely crisp nose smells of rose petals and lychees. These characters follow through to the long, spicy palate, giving it gentle, delicate flavours.
Winestate 2009
Peter Forrestal (2005 Vintage) says
When they are very good, gewurztraminer can be a thing of beauty - and a thing of beauty at this price is rare indeed. From one of my favourite Hunter Valley cellar doors and the inimitable Alasdair Sutherland comes this delicate gewurztraminer with floral, musk and talc aromas, wonderful juiciness before a gentle, lingering grapiness. My notes finish with - pure, primal and almost complex.
Quaff 2007 2006
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Old vines, but really is the effort worth it? Gewurztraminer by elimination; well-made, of course.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
86
Ken Gargett (2005 Vintage) says
The makers say this comes from a 'little patch behind the winery' that escaped the axe during the great '80s vine-pull. Well, congratulations to them for persevering with such an unfashionable variety. Wines like this one should open a few eyesÑ this is exactly what I want traminer to taste like. Not too flowery, not too oily but fresh, with distinct notes of rose petalÑalmost Turkish delight. It makes me calm, this wine. No idea why
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2007 2007
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Very well made; simply the wrong region for the variety; not too sweet, and delicious lemony flavours if you don't miss varietal typicity.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
86
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
85

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