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Publication: BUYER'S GUIDE TO NEW ZEALAND WINES
Date: 2006
Written by: Michael Cooper
Wine: Vinoptima Gewurztraminer 2003

 

5 Stars

 

“The debut 2003 vintage (5 out of 6 stars) is from a young vineyard at Ormond, in Gisborne, devoted solely to gewurztraminer. Harvested at an average of 24.5 brix and fermented in tanks and large German oak casks, it's an exotically perfumed, distinctly medium style, mouthfilling, with rich, ripe flavours of lychees and spices. From a challenging season, it lacks the seductive softness of great Gewurztraminer, but shows excellent weight, structure and depth.”

Vintage            03

WR                        5

Drink                        06-08.”