Bright golden-tinged straw-yellow. Sweet spices, tangerine jelly, bitter orange jam and candied violet on the nose and palate. Very long and very Gewürz, presenting a round but refined mouthfeel. Tastes nothing like Mann’s 2016 Gewürz Steingrubler, and showcases just what a difference terroir can make in wines. The violet note is typical of the Furstentum; the “vieilles vignes” moniker refers to the fact that these vines are at least 45 years old. This is another big Gewürz but it comes across as relatively light on its feet (13% alcohol, 32 g/L residual sugar and 4.5 g/L total acidity). Knockout stuff.
93 points, Ian D'Agata, Vinous (Apr 2018)