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2008 ZIND-HUMBRECHT Pinot gris Clos Windsbuhl

ZIND-HUMBRECHT Pinot gris Clos Windsbuhl 2008 Organic / Biodynamic

58.75 CAD

$58.75

  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio
  • Réserve & sélection
  • Product code
  • Product code
  • 13422528
  • Format
  • Format
  • 12x750ml
  • Listing type
  • Listing type
  • SAQ SignatureRead more
  • Status
  • Status
  • Store OnlyRead more
  • Country
  • Country
  • France
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
  • Region
  • Region
  • Alsace
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Pinot Gris 100 %
  • Color
  • Color
  • White
  • Sugar
  • Sugar
  • Semi-dry
  • Closure type
  • Closure type
  • Cork
  • 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

  • - 92 Points -

    The Zind-Humbrecht 2008 Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl was picked-out on the same principle as the Heimbourg and Rotenberg, but in this instance the (more-or-less) healthy fruit selected out early finished with 37 grams of residual sugar whose effects even Riesling-like acids could do only so much to counteract, so the effect – while lovely – is decidedly sweeet. Ripe peach and quince; fresh lime and ginger; musky, peony-like floral perfume, all combine for a memorable aromatic display and a silken-textured, quite elegant palate impression, that finishes with soothing yet persistently lively length. This ought to be a joy to revisit over the next 15 or even 20 years.

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  • - 92 Points -

    Stephen Tanzer, November 2010

    Bright yellow-gold. Aromas and flavors of mirabelle, quinine, powdered stone, minerals and medicinal herbs. Strong but harmonious acidity gives this very rich, slightly exotic off-dry wine a lovely sugar/acid balance. The slow fermentation no doubt contributed to the wine's tactile mouth feel. Rich, suave and very ripe wine, with a long, dusty finish. A superb showing today.

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