2005 Domaine Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Heimbourg Selection de Grains Nobles
Pinot Gris - 375ML
  • WA 97
  • ST 96
  • WS 95

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WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2008
When botrytis rapidly overtakes the grapes, says Humbrecht, as it did those of the 2005 Pinot Gris Heimbourg Selection de Grains Nobles, the ennobling effect is all the more concentrated and dramatic. And when high... When botrytis rapidly overtakes the grapes, says Humbrecht, as it did those of the 2005 Pinot Gris Heimbourg Selection de Grains Nobles, the ennobling effect is all the more concentrated and dramatic. And when high acidity is added to the effect of botrytis – as is also the case here – the yeasts seldom stand a chance of getting very far along in fermentation (in this instance 10% alcohol) and even an enormous amount of residual sugar (here 219 grams) does not come off as cloying. An absolutely ethereal concentration of pure botrytisin, honey, apricot nectar, litchi, white raisin, and cinnamon spice on the nose set the tone for this amazingly rich, buttery-textured, yet buoyant and positively invigorating wine. Licorice, vanilla, and saline, chalky mineral threads weave their way into the already intricate and plush carpet of flavors in a finish of astonishing lift and refinement. This extraordinary wine will reward at least three decades in the cellar. - David Schildknecht
ST 96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2007
Medium gold. High-toned, utterly vibrant aromas of apricot liqueur and honey. Spectacularly tangy and rich, combining nectar-like stone fruit and honey flavors with saline soil tones. A classic nobly rotten combination of... Medium gold. High-toned, utterly vibrant aromas of apricot liqueur and honey. Spectacularly tangy and rich, combining nectar-like stone fruit and honey flavors with saline soil tones. A classic nobly rotten combination of huge sugars (actually more than 200 g/l r.s.) and bracing acidity. Finishes with palate-saturating length and great verve.
WS 95
Wine Spectator, October 2007
A honeyed style, this is very concentrated and lush, with apricot, clover honey, passion fruit and grapefruit flavors as it unfolds across the palate. Racy, finishing clean as a whistle despite its obvious sweetness. ... A honeyed style, this is very concentrated and lush, with apricot, clover honey, passion fruit and grapefruit flavors as it unfolds across the palate. Racy, finishing clean as a whistle despite its obvious sweetness. Best from 2008 through 2040. 90 cases made. –BS
Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Pinot Gris
Country France
Region Alsace
Vintage 2005