More Hugel

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from F. Wildman.

I’ve had this wine several times in the past. You can read my review of the 2005 vintage here. I’ve also purchased it many times and not written about it since it was always the 2005 I found in stores. Here we have the 2007 Hugel Gewurztraminer “Hugel.” At around $18 this is one of my steady go to white wines for character and reliability. It clocks in at 13% alcohol by volume and has a Diam closure.

On the nose I got white flowers, lychee, spice, peach, tropical notes, star fruit, white pepper, and lemon. This has always been one of those wines with a nose I just want to bottle and carry around with me.  In the mouth I found lychee, orange citrus, mandarins, nectarines, bananas, lemon, tropical fruit, and star fruit. Basically a whole fruit bowl in a glass. The wine had that great oily mouthfeel quality that I sometimes find in Gewurztraminers and Vigonier. The 2007 definitely deserves a place on your holiday table.

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