Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl 2013


Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic


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Product code
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Store Only
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Pinot Gris 100 %
Closure type
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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


- 95 points -

February 2016

Gold-tinged straw. Ginger, quince and white stone fruits on the nose and in the mouth, along with delicate smoky and sage nuances. The long finish features a note of sweet pear nectar and lingering minerality. This wine has 10 g/l residual sugar and 6.2 g/l total acidity, so it tastes dry; it reminded me a little of a Chenin Blanc. It also has a whopping 14.5% alcohol, but you’d never know it. The ability to reach this marvelous balance is the true magic of the Clos Windsbuhl and Olivier Humbrecht’s talent.

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 Wine Enthusiast

- 94 points -

Anne Krebiehl MW, December 2015

The full force of aromatic, dried pear rises from the glass, laced with dried apricot and candied peel. The pear fruit becomes exquisitely clear and pure on the palate, which is profound but slender. The wine is dry but powerful, holding at its core all the ripeness and fruit flavor from brilliant sunlight. It almost warms you from inside and goes on and on. 

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James Suckling

- 94 points -

September 2015

Lots of honey, dried mushroom and apricot character. Full body, off dry, yet remains intense and agile. Very long and beautiful. Hints of walnut and almond undertones. Drink now. Almost vendange tardive level. Made from biodynamically grown grapes. 

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Wine Advocate

- 93 points -

Stephan Reinhardt, July 2015

After a year of fermentation, the golden 2013 Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl is drier than usual (only 10 grams of sweetness but 14.5% of alcohol), and offers a very intense, overripe and dried fruit aroma along with smoky mineral notes, quince confiture, Schwarzbrot and honey flavors. Full-bodied, fresh and powerful on the palate, this is a very rich and complex yet precise and mineral wine, with a stunning freshness and a lingering salinity. The finish is quite sappy and round, and the aftertaste very intense. The wine is quite accessible but can age for 15 years. Enjoy, but don't drive!

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