Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Hengst Grand Cru Sélection de Grains Nobles 2008 View larger

Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Hengst Sélection de Grains Nobles



Grand Cru

White - 0,75 l

  • Directly from winemaker's

    Directly from winemaker's


    Those bottles have only been stored in two cellars, the winemaker's and ours.

"We waited until 2007 to make our first SGN Hengst and then, in 2008, we could do another SGN. Hengst has a relatively dry micro-climate, is facing South to South-East and despite being protected from major winds, it doesn’t really develop botrytis that easily. In the middle part of Hengst, the layer of Marl is quite thin and the roots are quickly growing into the Calcareous rock, quite dry and well drained which doesn’t carry too much humidity that could help the development of botrytis. The old vines are also more rot resistant because they have a lower vigour. We were able to make an SGN here because 2008 really had the perfect late season climate that allowed botrytis to develop on these old vines. We also had the time and were able to wait long enough. However, secretly, we also enjoy a classic non late harvest Hengst, so making this SGN allowed us to make also a classic Hengst!"

Tasting Notes :

February 2010: lots of ripe fruity aromas, mostly litchi and citrus, but also lots of mineral and depth. What a contrast to the Herrenweg SGN! The Hengst is clearly more introverted and complex. The palate is very rich and long, carries the sweetness very well without heaviness and last a long time. This wine is the proof that great vineyards survive to noble rot and richness

Source : zindhumbrecht.fr

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Critics :

  • Wine Spectator : 94/100

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  • Vintage rating : 4/5

    Vintage rating : 4/5

    Rate the quality of the vintage "2008" in the appellation "Alsace"

  • Peak rating : 4/5

    Peak rating : 4/5

    Wine gets better over time till it reaches its peak, then it decreases slowly. The red line indicates in which period of its evolution it is.

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    • Gregor Kurt R.
      Publié le 28/07/2021 à 10:16 (Date de commande : 16/07/2021)

      Rapid processing of my order and the wines arrived in an impeccable condition. I did not taste them yet...Jesus, would you give me a minute please :-)

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