TIMBRUS | Traminer | 2016
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Tonight we are going to review a wine that is both, rare and unique, as it is a single varietal gewürztraminer wine – Traminer 2016 from Bravo Wine. Gewürztraminer is like the grown-up version of muscat blanc, but with higher alcohol, more striking aromatics like rose petals and lower acidity. All of these characteristics make gewürztraminer more complex and adult. In Moldova winemakers tend to produce off-dry or demi-sweet traminer wines due to its nuanced aromatics, this is why this wine is a rare find, as it is a dry wine. But enough theory, let’s find out just how good this wine is.
Take a look at the tasting notes bellow and our detailed assessment of the wine:
Pale yellow color with shades of topaz yellow towards the rim of the glass.
The nose is strong, filled mostly with floral flavors: rose petal, acacia blossom, elderflower, honeycomb, pineapple, daffodil, fresh cut grass and some nuanced hints of overripe apricot.
The wine is dry, with high alcohol level, high acidity and ripe tannin. It feels very perfumed, floral and lean with a nice crispy accent. The wine tastes a bit opulent, wide and herbal, with a fair overall balance.
It has a medium finish and a balanced, crispy and sweet aftertaste.
This is definitely a fine Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 89.6 points scored it is right there, among the best wines we’ve tasted so far. Please click on the chart icon on the left in order to get to the wine rating page, where you can find all the wines we’ve tasted to date.
Conclusion: this is a wine in its prime form or nearabout, ready to drink now or worth ageing for another year, as it feels a bit sharp at the moment. It may seem to be quite aromatic on the nose, still, on the palate it feels quite well balanced. We would recommend to pair this wine with sushi, as the wine’s aromatics would complement nicely the rice and nori flavour in the dish, or go with fresh seafood to create the perfect pairing – think of oysters or clams, served with lemon juice and tabasco. Enjoy!
WineStatistics tasting results:
Traminer | 2016
grape: | gewurztraminer |
region: Moldova | Stefan-Voda
overall rating: | 89.6 |
conclusion: fine | highly recommended
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