Gold the label proclaims. And it is a golden pour, a lush and covertly leaden golden nectar. There is more than a hint of rosewater, which is less cultivated garden and more Indian lassi. The sweet, like an overripe lychee, is juicy but ever so slightly tips towards cloying, and gives it a headiness reminiscent of a perfume counter.
As a food wine, in Vancouver, with all the West Coast has to offer, it’s stellar. Cheese, fish, shellfish, Vegan. But as a sipper it was patently less than refreshing. All that said, as I’ve said many times, Alsace can do no wrong; it’s just we hold the Alsatian bar a little higher and expect a little more. (Compliments on the screw top.)
Price: $19.49 before tax.
Market Liquidity: Supremely affordable and at the price point, yes, golden.