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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...
- 95 Points -
Zind-Humbrecht’s 2007 Gewurztraminer Hengst Selection de Grains Nobles – their first such wine ever from this site, and vinified in a new mini-oval cask – offers distilled-strength mint, sage flower, rose petal, and litchi. Licorice, herbal liqueur, vanilla icing, cinnamon candy, and candied citrus rind saturate the palate, their confectionary character backed up by enormous sweetness.See detailed press review
- 17.5 -
Jancis Robinson, November 2008
Light nose but compact and dense - more so than the Rangen somehow. Smooth as satin with an attractively savoury finish despite its residual sugar level of more than 26 g/l. Real tension to this wine which could be served with rich savoury game dishes, I would have thought. A really explosive mouthful of ripe fruit but no heaviness. More than a hint of smokiness and the merest hint of bitterness on the finish.See detailed press review