A cacophony of wines that can't quite find it's footing

Friday, June 20, 2008

Brand NamePierre Sparr
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Wine NameAlsace One
Vintage (Year)2005
Wine ClassWhite
Wine TypeGewurztraminer, Muscat, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris/Grigio, Riesling, Torrontes
Alcohol %12.5%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating5 (on a scale of 1-10)

The first thing I have to say is that I did not like this wine, but the producer must be having some success with it, since it's been around for at least 5 years. However, Thunderbird and Mad Dog have each been around for at least 33 years, so that's not saying anything.

To my palate, this wine struggles to find a taste, with what seems to be the Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris fighting for dominance, and not giving any leeway for the Muscat, Riesling, and Gewurztraminer to make their presence known. In fact, it's this bully that typically confuses my taste buds and likens this to a very chalky wine that tries to come off with a floral taste somewhere... where exactly I don't know.

On this one, I definitely invite anyone to show me their affinity for it. But in honesty, this isn't something that I would recommend to you.


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