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2007 Trimbach Gewurztraminer

November 25, 2011 - Norman Bentley

We had a slight departure from our usual Thanksgiving Dinner. First we had roasted chicken rather than turkey, which was cooked in an orange glaze and was delicious! We also chose a bottle of Gewurztraminer from Alsace Lorraine which is a region of France along the German border, whose ownership has been disputed for centuries by both countries. The Gewurztraminer grape is a pinkish red-skined grape which is often described as having the bouquet of lychees. The wine is white and is usually off dry with a crisp and lingering finish.

Gewurztraminer has always been a difficult taste for me to describe, but it is a wine which I have enjoyed for many years. The Trimbach Gewurztraminer has long been hailed as a prime example of this variety, and I once remarked that you could almost taste the sunshine in the glass! The 2007 vintage opens with a fragrant bouquet which transfers into a spicy flavored wine with a tangy finish. The flavor reminds one of cinnamon and ginger with a slight nuance of grapefruit toward the end. This is a dry wine rather than off-dry, and cuts a clean swath through the array of flavors at the Thanksgiving table.

The Trimbach is an excellent choice for dominate flavored dishes, and is always a great paring with hot and spicy Asian dishes such as hot mango shrimp or Thai basil chicken. We loved it with our Thanksgiving dinner and would highly recommend it for a variety of foods. Norm's score is 89.

Price: $20 to $25

Score: 89


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