1994 Zind Humbrecht "Clos Windsbuhl" Pinot Gris Vendage Tardive
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The stunning, golden 1994 Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl Vendange Tardive displays a hugely botrytised, smoke, honey, spice, and exotic fruit scented nose. This decadently-textured full-bodied wine coats the taster's palate with spice-laden mangoes, super-ripe apricots, and sweet peaches. It is a domineering wine, massive in its intensity of flavors and structure, yet remarkably maintains elegance and balance. Projected maturity: 2004-2020+.
Rich and viscous, this is powerful. Hits you in the face with ripe, sweet aromas and flavors of pears, coconut, crème brûlée and orange peel. As thick as motor oil on the palate, but there's enough acidity to keep it refreshing. Delicious now, but can hold.