2009 Kurt Darting, Gewurztraminer, Durkheimer Nonnengarten, Kabinett , Pfalz, Germany.
This beautiful mostly dry Gewurz is an aromatic and spicy white that delivers pure varietal character and elegance making for an extremely pleasurable wine. Darting again shows it’s class with “Other” varietals and shows the Pfalz terroir is perfect for diversity and expressions beyond the glorious Rieslings that are produced in the region. 2009 was an excellent vintage in Germany and fairly ripe, but Darting got this wine near perfect with lovely bright flavors and mineral chalkiness adding to the fantastic bouquet of jasmine, honeysuckle and rose oil the proves seductive and haunting through out with a palate of peach, lychee, peppered apple sauce and tropical citrus. The subtle sweetness and perfume make this a natural for Thai and Asian foods, but it would be a super Thanksgiving wine with roast turkey and or honey baked ham. This vintage might be harder to find, but 2011 was also super vintage for this wine and should be more widely available at this point, though if you do see this one, grab a few bottles.
($22 Est.) 91 Points, grapelive

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