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Thursday, April 14, 2011
Lawson's Dry Hills Gewuerztraminer
I like Gewuerztraminer with Thai food. My choice normally is a Pipers Brook or a Delatite. Choices are very limited. Tonight I ended up with a 2008 Lawson's Dry Hills Gewuertztraminer from Marlborough. Dry it was not. My wife said she would not put this wine in a cask. It was very broad and sweet. No cut through the coconut or curry at all. This wine should be avoided. I still ended up drinking a bit, so hopefully I will not have a headache tomorrow.
This review gives me a chance to use more of the scoring scale.
I am a very interested amateur wine taster and drinker. I have collected wine since 1983 and hold a 1500 bottle wine collection of mainly red Australian wine, but also some wine from France, Italy and other countries. You can contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
I score each wine out of 100 points, similar to many other reviewers. This score reflects my perceived objective assessment of the quality of the wine, its purity of fruit, complexity, elegance, structure, length of expression etc. The second score is an amendment, depending on how I personally like the wine: up to three + for a wine I like very much, and three - for a wine I don't like. The +/- score may correlate with the numeric score, but not necessarily so.