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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...
- 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.See detailed press review
- 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.See detailed press review