Wine Advocate-Parker : The 1997 Gewurztraminer Vendange Tardive is a sexy, luxurious, and exotic wine. Lovers of full-throttle, in your face Gewurztraminers will find all they can handle in this highly-expressive, flamboyant offering. Extravagant aromas of fresh lychee nuts and spices immersed in rose water explode from the glass. This full-bodied, sweet (50 grams residual sugar per liter), hedonistic wine is oily-textured and densely packed with tropical fruits and juicy over-ripe peaches. It is surprisingly pure and well-balanced for such a flashy wine. Projected maturity: 2000-2012.