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Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl, Domaine Zind-Humbrecht 2016

Subregion France > Alsace
Grape VarietyPinot Gris

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Tasting Notes

A hint of funk due to the reduction, which is a feature of this site, but it is also a very sophisticated and elegant wine. It needs some time for the mineral depths to display themselves fully. Drink or hold. Made from biodynamically grown grapes.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, May 2018

10g/l residual sugar here, that can be perceived as a slight sweetness on the palate. Smoky struck flint on the nose here, this is tight, taut and brooding. The palate unfurls the dense core of fruit, with notes of pear and peach. However this is once again more about the non-fruit, with a fantastic oily texture cut through by harmonious but fresh acidity. The chalky notes synonymous with Windsbuhl shine through and build the intrigue of this wine. This is fine, pure and very long on the finish, suggesting great potential for the future.

Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, June 2018

Honey and smoke are signaled gently on the nose. On the concentrated body they are joined by a pleasant edge of honeyed bitterness pervaded by lemon zest, creating a flavor bomb with numerous focal points. It is all happening on this dry, bundled palate with endless drive. This needs time. Drink 2025–2035.

Anne Krebiehl MW, Wine Enthusiast, January 2018

The 2016 Hunawihr Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl is still a bit reductive on the nose but pure and fresh, with healthy white fruit aromas along with lemon and limestone notes. The attack on the palate is piquant and tight, and the wine reveals power and concentration but is closed at the moment, showing nothing but potential and a delicate sweetness (ten grams per liter) that gives a lift and juicy character to this coolish, very mineral and firmly structured Pinot from the Windsbuhl terroir. Tasted in June 2018. 2020 - 2033

Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (239), October 2018
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