Saturday night was a quiet one, enjoying a glass or two of wine whilst playing the fiendishly entertaining Lord of the Rings. We had Paul Zinck’s Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Eichberg 2004, chilled to within an inch of its life.
It’s pale and bright with reasonable legs. It smells divine – rich and sweet with so much lychee it could almost be an ad for Gewurztraminer. There’s blossom too, and a hint of peachiness.
It feels rich and smooth in the mouth and the fruit fiesta continues, developing some spiciness, with just a hint of ginger warmth. The flavour develops, grows and makes the drinker happier by the minute, not all of which is down to the 13% alcohol.
This is good stuff, the grapes are harvested by hand and the gentle and loving care shows. At around £10 a bottle it’s a weekend wine but good value for the money. It’s a Majestic staple, but rarely spotted in supermarkets.
We won the game of Lord of the Rings too – a good evening all round.