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It's not like me

I wouldn't usually recommend something I wouldn't use myself but recently I've bought a few bottles of this Chilean wine: Concha y Toro Winemaker's Lot 17 Gewürztraminer. It has rather a distinctive elderberry bouquet which, for me, is another reason not to like it but my friends all seem to think it's super.


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Jul. 17th, 2007 12:04 pm (UTC)
Gewürztraminer, eh?. Not my kind of wine. ;)
Jul. 17th, 2007 12:14 pm (UTC)
Although I lived in France for 10 years, I'm rather a dunce at wine. I usually choose the ones with the nicest labels, which normally means something Australian. But this time I asked for advice and I guess Oddbins must rate this wine, or have a lot of it back at the warehouse.

It doesn't really strike me as a spicy wine or does Gewürz not really having anything to do with the flavour?
Jul. 17th, 2007 12:20 pm (UTC)
I'm anything but a wine expert either, but Wikipedia thinks so: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gewürztraminer. I've known Gewürztraminer as very fruity, which is not what I usually prefer. But it's most likely that I never tasted a really good one.
Jul. 17th, 2007 10:37 pm (UTC)
It has a distinctive lychee bouquet. It's one of the few grape varieties along side Muscat and Riesling I have a chance of spotting.
Jul. 17th, 2007 10:53 pm (UTC)
I for one like Gewurtztraminer, I enjoy the exotic fruit flavours, and aromas. I've had good ones from Chile, though the most mindbogglingly luschious Gewurtztraminer I have ever had was in New Zealand. It was rich, fruity, spicy, perfumed, almost heavy but still dry. That was 8 years ago, and I still remember it as one of my all time favourite wines.
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