Alsace - 2000 - Hengst Gewurztraminer - Zind-Humbrecht

  • Region: Alsace
  • Producer: Zind-Humbrecht
  • Vintage: 2000
  • Rating: 93
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Tasting Notes

Rating

93

Reviewed by

Pierre Rovani

Issue Date

30th Oct 2002

Source

143, The Wine Advocate

Medium to full-bodied and dense, the 2000 Gewurztraminer Hengst is a broad, ample wine with loads of richness. It reveals spiced pear, mineral, and candied apple aromas as well as flavors. Opulently-textured, it should be consumed between 2003 and 2013. Olivier Humbrecht describes 2000 as "a year of excellent ripeness where the key to success was sorting out the bad rot prior to harvesting." To accomplish this, Humbrecht sent out teams to go through every parcel, dropping whatever bunches had been infected with sour rot. Domaine Zind-Humbrecht's harvest lasted 6 weeks, with one-fourth being accomplished between September 19 and October 5th, and the remaining three-fourths picked by October 31st.