Gewurztraminer Alsace Grand Cru Hengst 2013

ZIND-HUMBRECHT

Gewurztraminer Alsace Grand Cru Hengst
2013

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

$111.80*

* Suggested retail price
Product code
452060
Format
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Speculative
Status
Unavailable
Country
France
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Region
Alsace
Appellation
Alsace Grand Cru Hengst
Classification
Grand cru
Varietal(s)
Gewürztraminer 100 %
Color
White
Sugar
Semi-sweet
Closure type
Cork
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About this winery

Olivier Humbrecht is one of the world's most renowned winegrowers. He is a Master of Wine and has been described by Robert Parker as the greatest white winemaker on earth. Yet he is very soft spoken, humble, and self-deprecating, which makes him perfectly suited to his assumed role as a global ambassador of wine. He is a champion of terroir, biodynamic farming principles, and non-interventionist winemaking, whose family have been winegrowers in Alsace for 12 generations (since 1620). He is...

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Press reviews

Decanter

- 97 points -

Thierry Meyer, May 2016

Intense aromas of black pepper, quince, pear and dried herbs. Palate is rich, concentrated and profound with fine acidity and a very long finish. Sweet, spicy and powerful.

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James Suckling

- 96 points -

September 2015

A very dense and gorgeous wine with stone, limestone, chalk and dried apple character. Full body, off dry. Amazing finish. It goes on for minutes. What great transparency and clarity.

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International Wine Report

- 95 points -

January 2016

The 2013 'Hengst' Gewürztraminer is absolutely sublime. This gorgeous off-dry white dazzles with alluring aromas of white peach, lime, lychee, orange zest, jasmine, honeysuckle, beeswax and saline minerals which all come together in the glass. On the palate this is beautifully textured with remarkable overall balance and precision. It continues to show striking depth of flavor through the zesty, mineral-laced finish. The 2013 'Hengst' is a completely compelling wine, which has the potential to evolve gracefully for decades to come.

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