Dunstan Road Central Otago Gewurztraminer 2015 $25 ★★★★

What you’re holding in your hand came from just one single row of 184 vines which winemaker Marc Hatfield had crafted into a lovely, lychee, ginger and musky pot pourri-packed gewürztraminer that has masses of natural fruit sweetness and a smooth, velvety mouthfeel.  Peach, persimmon and punchy roast pear flavours make this one of those […]

Stonecroft Gimblett Gravels Late Harvest Gewurztraminer 2016 375ml ($35) (4 stars)

I’ve loved Stonecroft gewürztraminer since aeons ago, yet this is the first time I’ve tried it made in a dessert style and I’ve got to say, it’s a real treat.  I love the tangy, musky, ginger and lychee flavours, all wrapped up in a layer of manuka honey and spice.  The acidity is super-refreshing and […]

Pegasus Bay Waipara Gewürztraminer 2014

Pegasus Bay Waipara Gewürztraminer 2014 $30 ★★★★★ Wow!  The glittering yellow diamond colour of this wine is quite mesmerizing.  It smells like the most delicious combo of lemon Turkish delight, ginger, rose water, Christmas lilies, toffee, runny honey and spice.  Rich, unctuous, generously fruity and tangy it is too, making this an irresistibly un-put-downable example.

Grove Mill Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2013

Grove Mill Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2013 $22 ★★★★★ Gewurz-hounds ahoy!  If you go gaga for classic lychee-soaked, ginger-kissed, peach-packed gewürztraminer, then this little gem will have you swooning.  Especially when you find out it’s a mere $22.  The perfume is exotic, the fruit sweet and tangy, and it feels mouthwatering and silky to drink.  Why are […]

Allan Scott Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2015

Allan Scott Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2015 $19 ★★★½ Just in case you needed a refresher, it’s pronounced (gah-werts-tra-meener) and it translates to ‘spicy wine’ in German, it’s spiritual homeland.  Fans of Turkish Delight will want to do a little dance as soon as they sip this, because with its alluring rose petal, ginger and musky-sweet lychee-like […]

Giesen ‘The Brothers’ Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2014

Giesen ‘The Brothers’ Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2014 $29.80 ★★★★ An explosion of lychee and ginger, peach and plush, musky sweetness is going to hit you in this ripe, rumpty gewürztraminer that’ll have you asking for another glass pronto.  If the tropical, spicy, juicy flavours don’t wow you, then the pure, refreshing, finish definitely will.  While it’s […]

Bladen Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2015

Bladen Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2015 $25 ★★★★ Brand new and bursting with all manner of spicy ginger and lychee-laden loveliness, this great little gewürztraminer is definitely on my ‘new favourites’ list.  It’s quite high in alcohol (14.5%) so expect a touch of warmth in the mid-palate, but it works with the crisp, mineral notes, tangy peach […]

Johanneshof Marlborough Gewürztraminer 2014

Johanneshof Marlborough Gewürztraminer 2014 $29 ★★★★½ This delicious wine smells like a spring bridal bouquet of white flowers sprinkled with fresh ginger, lychee and exotic spices.  The Johanneshof team are absolute gewürztraminer gurus and the 2014 has a luxurious yet tangy-fresh mouthfeel and an elegant, generously plush finish. Gorgeous stuff. www.johanneshof.co.nz  

Vinoptima Noble Gisborne Gewürztraminer 2007

Vinoptima Noble Gisborne Gewürztraminer 2007 $250 375ml  Could this wine be the most delectable thing ever?  (I think that’s the first and only time I’ve ever used the word ‘delectable’) Yes, it is an indulgence, and one of the most expensive things I’ve ever tasted, but its aromas of rose-caramel, toffee, candied mandarin and golden syrup […]

Kaimira Brightwater Gewurztraminer 2009

Kaimira Brightwater Gewurztraminer 2009 $23 ★★★★★ At 14.5% alc I was expecting this wine to have a hot, stringy, slightly resinous character but this wine delivers quite the opposite.  It hits the sweet spot between musky floral notes, rich, ripe, peachy characters and a long, elegantly spicy finish.  It’s exotically perfumed with a seam of sweetness […]

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