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Pipers Brook Vineyard Gewurztraminer

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Pipers Brook Vineyard Gewurztraminer

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Rob Geddes MW (2012 Vintage) says
One of the finest examples of the rose, lychee, talc and musk styles of gewurztraminer. The youthful palate has the generous silk of the variety up front, with fine grained red apple acidity underlying it all with a firm youthful finish. Very youthful now it will be a great drink in 2015.
Rob Geddes MW
89
Rob Geddes MW (2010 Vintage) says
A very restrained style by international standards made for people who like the variety but cannot bear it in its oily warmer climate styles. Minted lychee fruit salad and very subtle in youth with great delicacy with varietal roundness and medium body. With age losses delicacy varietal musk florals and gains richness and lychee rose petal aromas and medium weight with subtle oiliness over 7 + years .
Rob Geddes MW
90
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
93
Rob Geddes MW (2009 Vintage) says
A very restrained style by international standards made for people who like the variety but cannot bear it in its oily warmer climate styles. Minted lychee fruit salad and very subtle in youth with great delicacy with varietal roundness and medium body. With age losses delicacy varietal musk florals and gains richness and lychee rose petal aromas and medium weight with subtle oiliness over 7 + years .
Rob Geddes MW
87
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
Just the sort of wine we should be encouraging from this grape. Scented with musky, spicy and slightly herbal scents of rose oil, lychees and minerals, it's quite pure and restrained, with a focused palate whose bright, crystal-clear fruit is underpinned by a fine chalkiness. Long, lean and racy, it finishes austere and mineral and should steadily flesh out with time in the bottle.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
93
Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
Musk, florals with delicacy, youthful, soft and rich.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
88
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Very pale colour; extremely delicate spice and rose petal nuances; nicely balanced and pure, with sustaining acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
90
Jeremy Oliver (2007 Vintage) says
A punchy, unmistakable gewurztraminer whose heady, spicy perfume of lychees and rose oil precedes a punchy but neither over-ripened nor over-coarse palate. It's long, smooth and unctuous, with plenty of warmth, glycerol and viscosity, but its delicious and persistent varietal flavours are punctuated by mealy, savoury undertones.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
92
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
Musk florals with delicacy youthful soft and rich.
Rob Geddes MW
88
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
A classic traminer, whose delicate, highly floral scents of rose oil and lychees precede a smooth, juicy and sumptuous palate of essence-like flavour that never loses its restraint and tight focus. An exemplary wine that finishes long, clean and savoury, with genuine dryness. It should develop superbly without becoming coarse or excessively oily.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
95
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
A superbly crafted gewurztraminer of texture, shape and balance. Its delicate floral perfume of lychees and musky rose water precedes a cleanly defined and varietally expressive palate of length and viscosity that manages to avoid any oiliness. It's pure and pristine, finishing almost dry with some firmness and tautness. First class.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
95
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
Very classical, very Alsatian expression of gewurztraminer, whose musky perfume of rose water and lychees precedes a smooth, round and sumptuous palate that remains just the right side of oiliness. There's excellent length and breadth of flavour, while the finish is both lingering and austere. A shade more acid might have tightened it even further, but it still has improvement ahead.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
93
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Light to medium green-yellow; the clean and fresh bouquet has somewhat muted varietal character; the palate has some spicy notes and the faintly phenolic grip which is often part and parcel of the variety.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
87
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
So pale it is almost colourless; a fragrant and flowery bouquet of spice and rose petal aromas, delicate but pure, are followed by a very delicate palate, which doesn't quite deliver on the promise of the bouquet, but is nonetheless of high quality.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
90

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