Thursday, September 21, 2006


Bought a bottle of 1997 Alsace Gewurztraminer from a wholesaler clearing stocks. I spotted some fugal like growth outside the bottle. Checked with the employee attending at the cashier if the bottle is ok and whether storage was optimal. Got the usual employee response. So far no customer complain, we got no more stocks if you are not sure about the wine don't take it. What can I expect from an employee : ) Took it for $40 just to try it out. Well didn't taste as good as I expected. Nice aroma, sweet but seems to lack the acidity or balance. Kind of like drinking sugared water or rather syrup with a plain water aftertaste. Disappointing considering Alsace's reputation. Blame it on the storage! Anyway got another bottle from a different vineyard in Alsace. Hopefully that one is better.

Also got another bottle of 1997 Chenin Blanc from Vouvray for $40. Probably drink it this weekend if the mood is right.


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