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Tamar Ridge Gewurztraminer

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

Gewurtztraminer is like the secret weapon of aromatic whites, amazingly perfumed and a really good food wine it tends to pair well with creamy white meat dishes as well as Asian style curries. Once again we have to thank the cool climate in Tasmania for nurturing the fruit to be so full of flavour. The nose is richly perfumed with florals, tropical fruits and spice before a rich, mouthfilling wine showing vibrant tropical fruit and spice. The mouthfeel is impressive before soft acids cleanse the finish.

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: Bright straw colour with green tinges.

Nose: The nose is showing an array of fresh rose petals, spiciness and tropical fruits including paw paw and guava.

Palate: It has ripe mouth filling flavours of tropical fruits and spices with a fresh zesty acidity finish. The skins contact has also added extra elements, including a touch of oiliness, which enriches the mouth feel.

Food: A Vietnamese Chicken Pho, a Thai Tom Yum or salt and pepper squid, a mild green curry with chicken or fish, or stir-fried prawns with a hint of ginger, garlic and chilli.

Cellaring: This is a style that is ready to drink now or over the next two years.

Alcohol: 13.5%

expert reviews about

Tamar Ridge Gewurztraminer

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
To 2013
Australian Wine Companion 2011
91
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
Tasmania is an ideal place for this variety to flourish and develop a full array of rich exotic characters. Here there's intense lychee fruit, distinctive and super-attractive, pristine; some lighter rose petal perfume too. Gentle honeysuckle and rosewater flavours; acidity sizzles below.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
91
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Not particularly varietal, but does have weight to the fruit, and good balance; may well develop more varietal character over the next few years.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
88
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
A compelling wine with good line, length and balance; citrus and spice flavours, and a lack of clear varietal character can't spoil the wine.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
90
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
86
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Delicate herb and spice; some rose petal; nicely balanced and elegant.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
87
Ken Gargett (2003 Vintage) says
If someone said to me, 'Stu, you gotta give up one grape variety forever,' I wouldn't have all that many qualms about choosing gewŸrztraminerÑyou know, I just reckon I could survive without it. But then I taste a delicious, different, spicy and flavoursome wine like this and I think to myself.. .well maybe marsanne might be the one that has to go. A gorgeous Tasmanian gewŸrzÑas good as any in Australia, at any price.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2005 2005

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