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Joseph Cattin Hatschbourg Gewurztraminer 2016 Wine Review

Joseph Cattin Hatschbourg Gewurztraminer 2016

Joseph Cattin Hatschbourg Gewurztraminer 2016

Alsace A.C., France

Community Score:93/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $26.95

Drink: 2019-2021

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Medium

Wine Type: White Wine


Winery: Joseph Cattin

Agent: Dionysus Wines & Spirits Ltd.

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Grande Cru / The 2015 vintage of this Hatschbourg Grand Cru seduces with lychee, rose petal and baking spices on the nose. Very distinctive and aromatic. Full-bodied with lots of layers. Luscious with a finish that leaves you longing for more. Highly recommended. Pair with mandarin and spice inflected dishes. MINE: Joseph Cattin Hatschbourg (2015) is a Grand Cru Gewurztraminer from the Alsace wine region. Lots of lush lychee, rose petal, cake spice and lemony nose on this very aromatic Gew. Very easy to drink. Too easy in fact. Pair with tempura vegetables, Asian fusion dishes, or light, mild vegetarian curries. OTHER: Greg Hughes rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review: Soft, complex, rich, tasty. This wine comes from a grand cru area located between the villages of Hattstatt and Voegtlinshoffen. Only the four noble varietals of Alsace are planted here: Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Muscat, and the Pinot family. This wine is a beautiful pearly white, with lustrous yellow hues and it is rich and glass coating. It is highly floral, with lots of rosewater, peony, and ginger. Melon, pear, baked apple, and lychee too. Flavour wise, it is a soft, full bodied style. Plenty of tropical character: coconut, lychee, banana, melon, honey, and ginger. It is a great value for a wine of this pedigree and is a textbook example of premium Gewurztraminer. A great pairing would be a traditional Alsatian flammekueche topped off with Munster cheese. Fun fact: the area gets its name from the castle 'Ottosbourg' built in the high middle ages by the lords of Hattstatt. OTHER: A funky glint of smoke and yeast precedes rich notions of Mirabelle and peach compote. The palate enforces this notion of rich sweet compote even more and adds a welcome lemony vein of freshness to it. There is great balance here between juicy ripe sweetish fruit and tangy uplifting freshness. The finish is off dry and generously fruited. Score - 92 (Anne Krebiehl, MW, Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 1, 2017). - Community Wine Reviews

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