Gewürztraminer is a white grape popular in eastern France, Germany, Austria, northern Italy and California. It is one of the most distinctively aromatic grapes in the world, with scents of rose petals, lychee and ginger spice commonly found in the wines it produces. You can use Wine Enthusiast’s online Buying Guide to find the top-rated Gewürztraminer among our extensive Gewürztraminer wine reviews and easy-to-use database. Our Gewürztraminer reviews will give you a general idea what to expect from wines made from Gewürztraminer, and will help you find one that best suits your needs.
With its strongly mineral-textured base, this is a complex, impressive wine. It has fruit weight with lychees, mangos and spiced pears along with acidity that gives the wine just the lift it needs. Power and style go hand-in-hand in this wine. Drink from 2019.— R.V. (4/1/2015)
It may be vendange tardive, but the sweetness is the least of this wine’s qualities. It is more to do with how it relates to the terroir of the Heimbourg vineyard, with its mineral character, and its fine structure and texture. The fruit is still young, and would benefit from 5–10 years aging.— R.V. (4/1/2005)
This is a sweet Gewurztraminer, almost a dessert style. The name comes from a title whose origins date back to the Dark Ages in Europe. The wine is rich, now fully matured, a wonderful medley of ripe fruits, honey and spice. Layers of flavors are interspersed with acidity that lifts the wine. It’s opulent, delicious and ready to drink.— R.V. (4/1/2015)
Laurence Faller is the family winemaker at Domaine Weinbach, and this wine is a tribute to her skills. It is a wonderful blend of rich fruits, warm spice and tight acidity, with a finish that lasts and lasts in the mouth. It is a very fine wine, designed for aging, and would be best enjoyed after 2016.— R.V. (3/1/2014)
This is a sweet wine, very ripe with a smooth, opulent texture. It’s full of lychee and peach flavors, allowing just a corner for acidity and freshness. This is just beginning to develop into its impressive and full potential. Drink from 2018.— R.V. (4/1/2015)
Hints of smokiness combine with a perfumed character in this wonderful wine. It has richness, with lychee and spice flavors, while adding the extra complexity of a touch of toast and green tea. Wonderful now, but will age for five years and more.— R.V. (12/1/2011)