2005 Domaine Weinbach Gewurztraminer Altenbourg Cuvee Laurence

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  • Gewurztraminer
  • 750ML
  • WA 94
  • IWC 93
  • WS 91

Reviews for 2005 Domaine Weinbach Gewurztraminer Altenbourg Cuvee Laurence

WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2008
The Weinbach 2005 Gewurztraminer Altenbourg Cuvee Laurence is powerfully honey- and brown spice-scented rich creamy and honeyed on the palate with a mysterious depth of saline iodine and otherwise savory minerality and... The Weinbach 2005 Gewurztraminer Altenbourg Cuvee Laurence is powerfully honey- and brown spice-scented rich creamy and honeyed on the palate with a mysterious depth of saline iodine and otherwise savory minerality and finishes with another for this variety amazing display of honeyed malted richness combined with refreshment and genuine delicacy its 45 grams of residual sugar tasting like half as much thanks to sheer freshness and extract. This tour de force should not falter over the next two decades. The dynamic trio of Fallers continues to bottle some of France's (hardly just Alsace's) richest and most flamboyant wines. Beginning with 2005 all of their vineyards are being biodynamically farmed. Laurence Faller finds their 2005s in general "more focused and clear" (this was especially true of Riesling) despite their often prominent botrytis component and the 2004s richer. I suppose it goes without saying but one has to carefully scrutinize each Weinbach label so numerous are the cuvees. And as wonderful as is the distinctiveness exhibited by the vast majority of wines here even a geek like yours truly could be forgiven for asking whether somewhat fewer different bottlings might benefit consumers as well as journalists!
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2007
($71) Pale yellow. Expressive aromas of ginger and cured meats. Densely packed sweet and tactile with extravagant flavors of mirabelle spices and flowers. Offers a near-perfect combination of sugars and acids and a dusty... ($71) Pale yellow. Expressive aromas of ginger and cured meats. Densely packed sweet and tactile with extravagant flavors of mirabelle spices and flowers. Offers a near-perfect combination of sugars and acids and a dusty impression of extract. Finishes with excellent length and an absence of phenolic roughness. Incidentally this is the only gewurztraminer cuvee at Weinbach where the 2004 appears to be in the same class as the '05.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, May 2007
Shows a more subtle range of flavors with floral and grapefruit notes mingling with the firm structure. Powerful yet lean without a lot of flesh. Mouthwateringfinish. Drink now through 2012.-B.S.