2009 Lovat Gewurztraminer
This is surprisingly fresh in colour and displays rich, perfumed aromatics with lychees, mandarin and spices tending to dominate. The palate shows great clarity of expression, it is rich but structured, ripe but not cloying and with flavours of fresh ripe tangerine, quince, lychee and dominant fruit cake spice. It is so obviously Gewurztraminer but equally, not Alsace Gewurztraminer. Cellar this and enjoy it throughout its career: for its vibrancy when young and as it progresses towards greater weight, complexity and spiciness as time goes on.