jamie goode's wine blog: Amazing Italian Gewurztraminer

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Amazing Italian Gewurztraminer

You know, I think Oddbins may be back on form. I’m having quite a bit of joy with their wines of late. And now their 20% discount applies to six-bottle purchases, making their pricing pretty good. The latest? An interesting Italian mountain white.

Andrian Gewürztraminer 2008 Südtirol, Alto Adige, Italy
14% alcohol. Wonderful stuff: richly textured and grapey with sweet lychee notes. The palate is rounded and off-dry with a spicy, Turkish delight edge, as well as notes of melon, grape and lychee. Thick and intense with lovely personality. Quite Alsace like in style, with good acidity and some minerality. 91/100 (£13.99 Oddbins, but £11.16 with six-bottle purchases)

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At 6:22 AM, Anonymous Alex Lake said...

Sorry, but unless the before-discount price is competitive I think that 20% discount on 6 just makes their pricing dishonest!

Anyway, you shouldn't fall for the idea that VFM is based on a level of discount.

That Burgundy you featured the other week was a classic example.

At 6:26 AM, Anonymous Alex Lake said...

(although if it really is a good wine for the price, then fair enough)

At 10:42 AM, Anonymous Fransschoek Wine said...

I'll have to go with Alex on that one.

At 11:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been very unimpressed with the Oddbins "revival" so far. Maybe I'll have to visit again.


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