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2018 Delatite Deadman's Hill Gewurztraminer

Mansfield, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$23. 99 Bottle
$287.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2020-2023)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Stelvin
Brilliant pale straw colour with highlights of green around the outskirts and a watery hue. A mix of lychee, rosewater and spicy ginger scents jump out of the glass followed by faint musk and quince notes. Luscious, oily like texture with spicy pear and lychee fruits filling the mouth, backed by subtle infusions of musk and ginger. Finishes dry with balanced acidity and a very spicy aftertaste.
Drink over the next 2-3 years.
Alc. 14.5%

Other Reviews….
A pioneer with this variety, the estate has really lifted its game. Once, aromatics were too often sacrificed for ill-conceived attempts to retain freshness. The result may have been higher acidity, but the phenolics were ropy and the exuberance of this most-exuberant variety, lost. Not any more. A resinous yellow segues to punchy notes of rose water, lychee and orange blossom. Ginger, even. Dutifully fresh, but more importantly, texturally detailed with sound use of oak. Long and eminently satisfying. Among the national benchmarks. Drink by 2024.
95 points
Ned Goodwin – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion