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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...
- 93 Points -
Alison Napjus, 2015
Basil and star anise notes herald this rich, full-bodied white, with a creamy palate of glazed apricot, candied kumquat, pickled ginger and lychee layered with laserlike acidity that keeps this honeyed white in fine balance. Long, lasting finish of ground white pepper and citrus zest. Not imported into the U.S. Drink now through 2030. 180 cases made.See detailed press review
- 93 Points -
Stephan Reinhardt, October 2015
"The 2013 Gewürztraminer Goldert Grand Cru is one of the richest wines we picked in this vintage," says Olivier Humbrecht, but this is something you can't deduce from the nose, which is pure and very precise, mineral, floral, fresh and quite coolish; it displays very precise lemon aromas in an excellent concentration without being expressively perfumed. Indeed, the palate is rich and powerful, but everything else than heavy or broad. In fact, this is a highly elegant and complex wine with an oily/glycerinic texture, a delicate acidity and a very long, fresh and tension-filled finish with candied grapefruit aromas in the aftertaste. I would call it a picture book Gewürztraminer and a great reflection of the Goldert Grand Cru. The wine was bottled in March 2015 with 14.4% alcohol and 20 grams of residual sweetness.See detailed press review