An exploration of wine

156. Preiss-Zimmer, Tokay Pinot Gris Mambourg Alsace Grand Cru, 2000

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Book 1 Wine 156

€9.90; 12.5%

Wow! What a bargain!! First wine tasted after doing the WSET Advanced course, so it gets ‘formal’ from here… Mid-amber-gold colour fading to a watery rim. Moderate nose of vanilla cream pie over rich tropical fruit – mango and passion fruit. Medium sweet (!) but with at least moderate acidity to just-about balance a long, smooth / oily palate of apricot yogurt (might match actually?). Touches of passion fruit and a terpene-bitter hint at the finish. Good length and not too alcoholic but pretty full-bodied. Youthful fruit may mature for 2-3 years, but maybe not acidic enough? But then I checked the price again! VFM!

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