2018 Pierre Sparr Gewurztraminer Mambourg

Gewurztraminer - 750ML
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DC 95 WE 93
DC 95

Decanter, January 2020

(Decanter World Wine Awards) Intense nose of lychee, rosewater, mango and overipe banana with touches of spice. Splendid palate with smooth texture and rich, lovely fruit flavours. Delicious right through to the finish.
WE 93

Wine Enthusiast,

Lychee and mead fragrances lift out of the glass. This wine is plush and mouthcoating, packed with floral lychee flavor and a honey texture. Acidity and herbal notes of dill and baby chive cut the sweetness. A long...


Color & Type White
Varietal Gewurztraminer
Country France
Region Alsace
Sub-region Haut Rhin
Appellation Sigolsheim
Sub-appellation Mambourg
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

The 2018 Pierre Sparr Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Mambourg is a white wine from the Alsace region of France, specifically the Haut Rhin sub-region in the Sigolsheim appellation, Mambourg sub-appellation. Produced by Pierre Sparr, this wine showcases the Gewurztraminer varietal and is sealed with a cork closure. It has an alcohol content of 13.0%.

This vintage has garnered excellent reviews from professional wine critics. The Wine Enthusiast awarded it a score of 93, with Layla Schlack describing it as having "lychee and mead fragrances" that immediately lift out of the glass. She mentioned that the wine is "plush and mouthcoating," dominated by floral lychee flavors and a honey-like texture. Schlack also highlighted the presence of acidity and herbal notes such as dill and baby chive, which help to balance the sweetness of the wine. She concluded by noting its "long, floral finish," suggesting it could serve as a standalone dessert wine, its finish capable of "carrying you through the night."

Decanter magazine was even more generous, awarding the wine a score of 95. In the Decanter World Wine Awards, the review described the wine as having an "intense nose of lychee, rosewater, mango and overripe banana with touches of spice." The palate, according to Decanter, is "splendid," featuring a smooth texture and rich, lovely fruit flavors that make it "delicious right through to the finish."

This Gewurztraminer is characterized by its intense aromas and flavors, making it a luxurious choice for those who appreciate richly aromatic and flavorful white wines. The combination of its plush texture, balanced acidity, and long, floral finish has earned it high praise, making it a noteworthy addition to any wine collection.