Le Scarabée du Temps Passé 2013
Region: Alsace, France
Grapes: Gewürztraminer, Muscat, Riesling
Style: Aromatic, fragrant and oxidative
Oxidative and Semi-sweet wine from Grand Cru Kaefferkopf, aged 42 months on fine lees in large wooden vat and old barrels not topped up.
Its subtle, delicate bouquet has an ethereal base smoothed by aromas of hazelnut and plants; reminiscent of aromatic herbs and dark tobacco. Light and smooth in the mouth with well-balanced acidity; both complex and evocative, giving way to a dry finish and lingering aftertaste with a hint of candied fruits, nuts and wood. Slightly sweet, 18mg/L. the sweetness is not overpowering.
So much complexity