Cloudy Bay 2005 Gewürztraminer
Cloudy Bay 2005 Gewürztraminer, Marlborough, New Zealand. I love a good Gewürz - the richness and spiciness. This is a very different experience from the Stonecroft from Hawkes Bay. This one has a citrusy lemon-line aroma, with just a hint of jasmine. The flavour is of honeydew melon and lychee, with spice developing on the tongue, leading to a slightly bitter orange marmalade with a small touch of sweetness. There's an orange blossom aroma coming in there somewhere too as it lingers in the mouth. Also very nice, though I think I prefer Stonecroft's.