2005 Josmeyer (Joseph Meyer) Gewurztraminer Hengst

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  • Gewurztraminer
  • 750ML
  • IWC 92
  • WA 90

Reviews for 2005 Josmeyer (Joseph Meyer) Gewurztraminer Hengst

IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2007
Pure high-pitched aromas of smoked meat cinnamon rose petal and minerals. Fairly dry but rich and classic with lovely harmonious acidity giving shape and thrust to the fruit spice and mineral flavors. Youthfully tight but... Pure high-pitched aromas of smoked meat cinnamon rose petal and minerals. Fairly dry but rich and classic with lovely harmonious acidity giving shape and thrust to the fruit spice and mineral flavors. Youthfully tight but very pure and vibrant. Conveys a sense of lurking power. Finishes long and spicy with a hint of licorice. This sample was slow to open and I suspect this wine will shut down soon in the bottle. Meyer calls '05 his best vintage for gewurztraminer since '89 but notes that he did not make any Brand.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2008
The 2005 Gewurztraminer Hengst smells of rose petal brown spices and hints of celery seed. Silken in texture rich spicy and meaty in the mouth it nevertheless displays underlying chalky stony notes that seem generally to... The 2005 Gewurztraminer Hengst smells of rose petal brown spices and hints of celery seed. Silken in texture rich spicy and meaty in the mouth it nevertheless displays underlying chalky stony notes that seem generally to reflect this site and finishes with formidable intensity no heat and just hint of sweetness. Here is the juiciness and refreshment that keep high alcohol Gewurztraminer from fatiguing. This should improve nicely for at least 6-8 years. (No Hengst bottling of Gewurztraminer was essayed from 2004.) -David Schildknecht
JJB 90
Elizabeth Becker - JJ Buckley, July 2010
Pale gold with brassy glints the wine shows soft fruit aromas of melon honey ripe nectarine and pineapple with exotic notes of sandalwood tea roses and brown butter in the background. On the palate the same fruits are... Pale gold with brassy glints the wine shows soft fruit aromas of melon honey ripe nectarine and pineapple with exotic notes of sandalwood tea roses and brown butter in the background. On the palate the same fruits are present along with sweet orange citrus mineral and a gingery bite that freshens up the finish and provides an elegant partner to the warm glossy texture.