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Dry River Estate Gewurztraminer

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Dry River Estate Gewurztraminer

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Michael Cooper (2009 Vintage) says
This intensely perfumed and flavoured Martin borough Gewurztraminer is one of the country's finest. Medium-dry or medium in most years, in top vintages it shows a power and richness comparable to Alsace's vendange tardive (late-harvest) wines. Always rich in alcohol and exceptionally full-flavoured, it is also very delicate, with a tight, concentrated, highly refined palate that is typically at its most seductive at two to four years old, although it can mature well for more than a decade. The 2009 vintage is mouth filling (14 per cent alcohol), ripe and slightly sweet, with fresh, pure, intensely varietal flavours of stone-fruit and spices, showing excellent depth and harmony. Drink now or cellar.
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Michael Cooper (2008 Vintage) says
This intensely perfumed and flavoured Martinborough Gewurztraminer is one of the country's finest. Medium-dry or medium in most years, in top vintages it shows a power and richness comparable to Alsace's vendange tardive (late-harvest) wines. Always rich in alcohol and exceptionally full-flavoured, it is also very delicate, with a tight, concentrated, highly refined palate that is typically at its most seductive at two to four years old, although it can mature well for more than a decade. The 2008 vintage is labelled Amaranth', meaning it is highly recommended for cellaring. A powerful, mouthfilling wine (14 per cent alcohol) with a very ripe, slightly musky bouquet, it has intensely varietal lychee, pear and spice flavours, slightly sweet (12 grams/litre of residual sugar) and concentrated. Open mid-2010+.
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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2005 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
This intensely perfumed and flavoured Martinborough Gewurztrarniner is the country's finest, in terms of its gorgeous quality from one vintage to the next. Medium-dry or medium in most years, in top vintages it shows a power and richness comparable to Alsace's vendange tardive (late-harvest) wines. Always rich in alcohol and exceptionally full-flavoured, it is also very delicate, with a tight, concentrated, highly refined palate that is typically at its most seductive at two to four years old, although it can mature well for more than a decade. The 2004 vintage is pale lemon/green, with an attractive, gently spicy fragrance. It is fresh and full-bodied, with strong, citrusy, spicy flavours, but less opulent than a top vintage. There is no 2005.
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
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