My Wine Experience - Gewurztraminer

Taking Gewurztraminer is like going to a pub for a "One Night Stand". You won't be enjoying it on a regular basis. However, it is definitely tempting. Its exotic nature is so memorable.

Johanneshof Gewrztraminer 2008
Marlborough, New Zealand
HKD 298 (from Three Sixty @ Elements)

So far, Johanneshof is the best I ever have. It is quite off-sweet. Very strong nose and taste of Lychee. It won't be like rinsing your mouth in the ocean of syrup.

Leon Beyer Gewurztraminer 2007
Alsace, France
HKD 205 (from Wine Castle, Kornhill)

Leon Beyer is another interesting option. It is off-dry with crispness to balance out the hatred of sweetiness. Strong nose of Lychee. But, tastes like crispy Riesling from Alsace.

Paul & Philippe Zinck Gewurztraminer 2007
Alsace, France
HKD 220 (from Three Sixty @ Elements)

This one is so-so. If you like something sweeter with reasonable nose of Lychee, it could be your angel.

Joseph Cattin Gewurztraminer 2007
Alsace, France
HKD 180 (from Impression Gallery, Cheung Sha Wan Plaza)

I won't recommend you in trying the Joseph Cattin. It tastes like Aurther Metz. It is too sweet. A bit bitter on the finish. A strange option.


  1. Most gewurz are quite "in your face" style but I've also tasted several with elegant style and subtleness in Alsace. If you can stand the sweetness you have to try the Vendage Tardives or Selection de Grain Nobles, preferably the Grand Cru one. It would probably change your "one night stand" feeling with gewurz. Enjoy!

  2. Crisp acidity combined with slight to mild sweetness would be a perfect choice for myself.


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