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Hugel Gewurztraminer 2009
August 27, 2011, 6:58 am
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Very pale yellow in colour, almost white. A nice flowery bouquet, lychee and rose on the nose. Feels like drinking flowers. Very aromatic, as is characteristic of this grape. Lychee is everywhere, which is a good thing because I love lychees. Thick on the palate, thicker and spicier than rieslings, with less sugar. Like a lychee which is not very sweet.

The aftertaste is flowery and perfume-like. I must say that I like the aftertaste better than the immediate flavours upon drinking. I like the riesling for its elegance and sweetness, but I prefer the Gewurztraminer for how it hangs around in the mouth and nose like a good perfume. It is not as easy to drink as rieslings, but it definitely grew on me. The first glass was not as good as the second and third. I specifically got Hugel for the Gewurztraminer because the Alsace region is renowned for Gewurztraminer. I am not disappointed.