Weingut Geil (Johann Geil)

Kabinett Gewürztraminer

8.830 ratings
8.71 pro ratings
Rheinhessen, Germany
Gewürztraminer
Top Notes For
Matt Trader, TWP

What a little surprise this wine was! Had it as an aperitif with cheeses, and it had just the right amount of acid for the foods, with a touch of sweetness characteristic of its harvest style. Petrol/rubber on the nose, and apricot jam, with a touch of candied ginger. The pallet was balanced and soft, classically showing lychee, slate mineral, asian pear, and a refreshing finish. The alcohol isn't high, so it is great to have as a before dinner drink aside from a Sparkler/Champagne, and in some cases, certainly more affordable and interesting.

What a little surprise this wine was! Had it as an aperitif with cheeses, and it had just the right amount of acid for the foods, with a touch of sweetness characteristic of its harvest style. Petrol/rubber on the nose, and apricot jam, with a touch of candied ginger. The pallet was balanced and soft, classically showing lychee, slate mineral, asian pear, and a refreshing finish. The alcohol isn't high, so it is great to have as a before dinner drink aside from a Sparkler/Champagne, and in some cases, certainly more affordable and interesting.

1 person found it helpfulJan 4th, 2017
Kari Johnson

Good, a bit too sweet

Good, a bit too sweet

1 person found it helpfulDec 11th, 2016
Jorge Carbonell

Great nose. Initial burnt rubber opening up to potpourri. Apples and citrus on the pallet. Acidity could be tighter but overall very good. Drink!

Great nose. Initial burnt rubber opening up to potpourri. Apples and citrus on the pallet. Acidity could be tighter but overall very good. Drink!

1 person found it helpfulDec 31st, 2015
Heidi McLain

Gewürztraminer is always a good choice for Thanksgiving. #gewürztraminer #germanwine #friendsgiving

Gewürztraminer is always a good choice for Thanksgiving. #gewürztraminer #germanwine #friendsgiving

Nov 26th, 2015
Alexis Lynn

Sweet and fruity but not overpowering. Tasty :)

Sweet and fruity but not overpowering. Tasty :)

Nov 12th, 2017
Neil Valenzuela

Clear straw color, Turkish delight, rose petals, strawberries and cream. A delightful little Gewüzt - a little sweet on the after taste, but great nonetheless.

Clear straw color, Turkish delight, rose petals, strawberries and cream. A delightful little Gewüzt - a little sweet on the after taste, but great nonetheless.

Oct 19th, 2017
Hannah

Walked to the wine store with Jesse and bought a German wine to celebrate a new job offer. Not sure if I'm going to take it but its more money. So ? Super sweet wine didn't expect it.

Walked to the wine store with Jesse and bought a German wine to celebrate a new job offer. Not sure if I'm going to take it but its more money. So ? Super sweet wine didn't expect it.

Aug 9th, 2017
Maniac TJ

Enjoyable Riesling with mild fruity and crisp taste

Enjoyable Riesling with mild fruity and crisp taste

May 9th, 2017
Mike Hudson

Honey, Clover, decent acidity.

Honey, Clover, decent acidity.

Feb 6th, 2016
Myke Lyons

Good sweetness but a little too Motts apple juice. Lots of fruit on the nose.

Good sweetness but a little too Motts apple juice. Lots of fruit on the nose.

Jan 31st, 2016