Altenbourg states

[vineyard]Blanck 2002 Gewurztraminer Altenbourg (Alsace) – After a closed period, this has re-emerged. But to what, I wonder? It’s even more forward than it was in its youth, with the complexing elements of gewürztraminer pushed towards an easier-to-understand burst of golden yellow fruit, especially sharp yellow apricots and still-yellow peaches. (Did I mention the yellow?) Residual sugar is present but not overwhelming, and the wine’s overall bearing is middle-of-the-road in terms of body and intensity. Yet, just lurking in the background, there’s some salt and a hint of bacon. Signs of things to come, or things passed? I guess we’ll see. (3/09)

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