Otto Nieminen wrote:But of all the notes that I've seen on this, no one has mentioned the astounding minerality that I experienced when I last tasted it. Did I get a strange bottle?
Answering one's own post is a bit suspect, but here I go anway
No, I didn't get a strange bottle. Bruce, thank you so much reminding me of this wine. I went out and bought one to try this weekend. On a risotto with several hard, aged cheeses and several forest mushrooms this worked like a wonder.
Pungent, typical Gewurz nose but with that astounding minerality also very evident. There is even a touch of the olive stone scent that I find in Rieslings which is a precursor to age brought petrol and a delightful savoury and refreshing edginess: diluted quinine would it be? The palate is full bodied, astonishingly intense, deceptively sweet with fine acidity for the grape and immense minerality. But good heavens what an aftertaste. It is as Trimbachy as can be: austere (??? I'd never thought I'd see this descriptor with this grape, lol), mineral, intense, very dry yet utterly Gewurzy in its spiciness.
Once the deception of sweetness subsides with several years aging, this will become fantastic. I have never been so excited by any other wine from this grape!
I don't drink wine because of religious reasons ... only for other reasons.
No longer ITB.