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4.2/5 by 5 customers
Notes : Bettane & Desseauve 19,5/20, Robert Parker 96/100, Wine Spectator 94/100, RVF 17,5/20, Wine Enthusiast 91/100
« Jaune doré, le Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Hengst 2012 est un vin dense, très clair et très aromatique au nez, présentant des notes profondément minérales d'orange, de citron et d'épices. Très riche avec une texture huileuse, c'est un vin intense et puissant mais très élégant et noblement texturé, avec une grande structure, une tension persistante et de la salinité. La fraîcheur et la brillance de ce vin est remarquable, tout comme la finale, ferme et pleine de tension, indiquant ainsi un très beau potentiel de garde. » (Wine Advocate 2015 - Robert Parker)

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Winery :
Domaine Zind-Humbrecht
Name of the wine :
Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Hengst
Vintage :
2012
Appellation :
Alsace
Origin :
Alsace
Colour :
White wine
Grape Variety :
100% Gewurztraminer
Terroirs :
Marly and limestone soils from Oligocene, Southern/Southern-Eastern exposure with a moderate slope
Harvest :
Hand picked
Viticulture :
Certified organic and biodynamic
Vinification :
By gravity, total abandon of fining techniques, any chaptalization, later bottling of wines
Alcohol content :
15 %
Residual sugar :
41 g/L
Organic wine :
Yes
Appearance :
Pale golden colour
Nose :
Subtle citrus aromas facing of powerful spicy aromas and influence of the limestone (tarmac, smoked, wet stones)
Palate :
Progressive increasing power. Massive and round structure. Smooth and persistent flavours, round then fat.
Drink from :
2017
Drink before :
2042 and more
Serve :
At 10-12°C
Food pairing : To be enjoyed with asian and creole cuisine, strong cheese (munster, pont-l'évêque, bresse blue, maroilles)...
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Guide Bettane & Desseauve des Vins de France

Guide Bettane & Desseauve des Vins de France

Wine rated : 19,5/20 (Vin de qualité exceptionnelle)
Vineyard rated (guide 2020) : 5*****Stars (Exceptional producers, representing the very top of quality in France and in the world)

About this wine : Très droit, vertical, élégant, des épices fines et des fleurs qui envahissent le verre, texture élégante mais déjà en tension, la minéralité s'exprime bien en finale, moins extraverti que le goldert sur le même cépage mais sans doute supérieur sur le long terme.

About the vineyard : For several decades, this estate has embodied an ideal of the absolute in terms of great wines of terroir. Léonard Humbrecht had visionary by acquiring superbly located plots on the Rangen: Clos Windsbuhl, Clos Jebsal, Brand or Hengst, his son Olivier magnifies the expression of the soils with an incredible intensity and power. The style of the estate had an inflection with the transition to biodynamy, in the late 1990s, wines still being more tense and more rights than in the past, even though they retained their wealth and their density. Entry-level wines until the Herrenweg cuvées, are expressive fairly quickly. On the other hand, as soon as someone enters the circle of the great terroirs, a cellaring in the bottle is generally required, the time that the wines express the best high balance between minerality and concentration.

Wine Advocate - Robert Parker

Wine Advocate - Robert Parker

Wine rated (guide 2015) : 96/100 (Vin extraordinaire)
Vineyard rated : Recommended (Winery recommended by the Wine Advocate - Robert Parker)

About this wine : Jaune doré, le Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Hengst 2012 est un vin dense, très clair et très aromatique au nez, présantant des notes profondéments minérales d'orange, de citron et d'épices. Très riche avec une texture huileuse, c'est un vin intense et puissant mais très élégant et noblement texturé, avec une grande strucutre, une tension persistante et de la salinité. La fraîcheur et la brillance de ce vin est remarquable, tout comme la finale, ferme et pleine de tension, indiquant ainsi un très beau potentiel de garde. Ne le carafez pas, mais attendez 3 ou 5 ou 25 ans.

About the vineyard :  

Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France - RVF

Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France - RVF

Wine rated (guide 2016) : 17,5/20 (Très bon vin)
Vineyard rated (guide 2020) : 3***Étoiles (Ils représentent l'excellence du vignoble français. Les meilleurs terroirs exploités par les plus grands vignerons. Déguster leur vin est toujours un moment magique)

About this wine : Les gewurztraminers restent frais, avec une sensation d'herbes aromatiques en finale sur le Hengst.

About the vineyard : More than ever, this major estate flies high the colours of Alsace, with a range of wines that are difficult to ignore. Tireless ambassadors of their wines and the region, Olivier Humbrecht and his father Léonard have long understood the importance of the work in the vineyard. Involved in biodynamic viticulture, Olivier became one of the leaders in France. Installing in a huge cellar, in Turckheim, yet increased the quality. Aware of the stalemate caused by the increase of the maturity of the grapes and its corollary, the rise of residual sugars, the winemaker has returned  to drier wines since a few vintages, keeping their strong personality with a special concentration. As all great Alsatian, they take their size with a few years of cellaring.

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator

Wine rated : 94/100 (Exceptionnel)

Wine Enthusiast

Wine Enthusiast

Wine rated (guide 2015) : 91/100

About this wine : Certains vins de Olivier Humbrecht peuvent aller au delà des limites. Ce vin en fait partie. Un immense vin : tout est dans le fruit mûr, une structure riche et une opulence totale. Au dessus du lot et impressionnant.

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4.2/5
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L'AOC des vins d'Alsace et Alsace Grand Cru a été obtenue suite à de longues discussions au plan national. En 1935, un premier décret met en place les AOC françaises, mais les pourparlers avec l'INAO, organisme certificateur, ont été interrompus du fait de l'annexion de l'Alsace par l'Allemagne durant la  Seconde Guerre mondiale. Ce fut également la première appellation ...
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