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André Blanck & Fils Altenbourg Gewurztraminer 2016

André Blanck & Fils Altenbourg Gewurztraminer 2016
André Blanck & Fils Altenbourg Gewurztraminer 2016

Alsace A.C., France

Community Score: 4.1/5
Community Reviews: 3
Price: $19.95
Sweetness: Medium
Alcohol: 13.5%

Drink: 2017-2021

Bottle size: 750 ml
Winery: André Blanck & Fils Altenbourg

Greg Hughes rated this wine as 63/100 with the following review:

Top-notch Gewürztraminer. This parcel is near the Grand Cru of Furstentum, northwest of Colmar.
Nice colour, intimating it will have a deep, golden hue in the future. Rich and glass-coating.
Aromas of Lychee, candied ginger, and peach. Super aromatic. Actually, if you don't overchill it, you get quite a bit more spice.
Flavpurs of stone fruit confiture, vanilla creme, fuji apple, ginger, lychee, guava, and some subtle dried banana.
Off dry, fullish bodied, slightly lower in acodoty than I expected, but still quite nice.
Put this wine with rillettes, munster, and poultry with onions.


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