2015 Domaine Weinbach Gewurztraminer Cuvee Laurence

Year: 2015
Appellation: Alsace
Country: France
Wine Advocate: 91
Vinous Media: 92
Wine Enthusiast: 91
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
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"The 2015 Gewurztraminer Cuvée Laurence comes from the bottom of the Altenbourg (limestone/clay soil) and opens with a very clear, fresh and aromatic bouquet of white fruits and citrus flavors (oranges, kumquat), along with mineral and spicy notes. Round and very elegant on the palate, this full-bodied Gewurz is lush and fresh, very juicy but also nicely mineral and floral. It reveals fine tannins and a lingering salinity in the finish. This 2015 drinks already perfect today, but can go for decades. There is a nice piquancy and mineral grip in the finish." (WA)

"Good full yellow. Mint, candied orange peel, mango, smoke and roses. Then clean, fresh and very penetrating, with a light tannic quality to the citrus and tropical fruit flavors. Very long and creamy on the suave finish. Made from 30-year-old vines grown at the bottom of the Altenbourg on mainly marly-clay soils that deliver power and finesse. Truly lovely Gewürz." (VM)

"Herbal notes of blossom rise from the glass, with a smoky, flinty accent. The palate presents a honeyed aspect, promising ripe fruit and lusciousness checked by citric pith and zest. It has a pleasant phenolic grip, with the spice of Demerara sugar and fir honey amid the citrus freshness. It tempts with a wild, exotic promise." (WE)

Winery Notes:
The rich, rose-scented, spicy Gewurztraminers from Domaine Weinbach are among the finest in the world. Ranging in style from the slightly sweet, rich and powerful Altenbourg Cuvée Laurence, to the stunning, full-bodied, off-dry Grand Cru Furstentum Cuvée Laurence, these are rich yet elegant wines with great aromatic complexity.

In exceptional years, when the harvest reaches extreme ripeness, the Fallers produce opulent sweet wines from late harvest grapes, the stunning “Vendanges Tardives”, the exotic and nectar-like “Selections de Grains Nobles”, and the fabulously rich “Cuvée d’Or Quintessence de Grains Nobles”.