A beautiful wine, sleek, crisp and ultra-dry, with the most refined flavors of petrol, white peach, kaffir lime, apricot skin and minerals. The acidity is very high and palate-cleansing. The wine was half fermented in barrels, half in stainless steel. Sommeliers, buy this by the case, if you can find it.
With quite low alcohol (12.7%), this Gewürz has a little residual sugar, giving it a rich edge of honey. That’s the perfect counterpoint to the pineapple, peach, lychee and Indian spice flavors that are so savory and crisp. Great buy in this exotic variety.
Shows lots to like with its dry crispness and fruity flavors, and with only 12.7% alcohol, the light, delicate mouthfeel is a pleasure. Long in apricot, pineapple, guava and floral flavors, the wine finishes in a flood of cinnamon spice.
Banyan specializes in Alsatian whites at affordable prices, and they should be on your radar. This ’08 Gewurz is very rich in citrus, honeysuckle, candied ginger, vanilla and Asian spice flavors that are slightly sweet and almost off-dry. Fortunately, crisp acidity provides balance.
Its exceptional dryness and searing acidity make this wine a natural to drink as an apéritif or with a wide range of food. It doesn’t particularly taste like Riesling, though, more like a citrusy, minerally Albariño or Pinot Grigio.
Although this Riesling is crisply acidic and nicely dry, it’s pretty thin. The modest citrus, petrol and spice flavors are watery, leaving behind an impression of heat even though the alcohol is only 13%.