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Gewurztraminer Hengst, Domaine Zind-Humbrecht 2012

RegionAlsace
Subregion France > Alsace
ColourWhite
TypeStill
Grape VarietyGewurztraminer

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Tasting Notes

Golden-yellow colored, the 2012 Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Hengst (from vines planted on the south, south-east-facing mid-slope in the 1930s and 1957) is a dense, super clear and very aromatic wine on the nose displaying deep and spicy mineral notes of oranges, lemons and spicy flavors. Very rich and oily textured, this is an intense and powerful yet highly elegant and nobly textured wine with a big structure, persistent tension and salinity -- a great Hengst with almost 15% alcohol (which is not necessarily a bad thing with Gew├╝rztraminer) and 41 grams of unfermented sweetness. The piquant freshness and brilliance of this wine is remarkable, and so is the firm and tension-filled finish that indicates a great aging potential. Don't decant it, but wait for three or five or 25 years.

96
Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (221), October 2015
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