2011 Zind Humbrecht Gewürztraminer
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright yellow-gold. Bright aromas of mango, lichee and smoked pork. Rich and suave in the mouth, with rich tropical fruit and spice flavors leavened by stony minerality. Enticing, balanced and persistent. Olivier Humbrecht makes it clear that he likes gewurztraminer with a meaty, smoky grilled bacon personality, rather than the floral stuff. 'Would you want to drink rose water?' he asks.
This bright, fresh wine shows a zesty base note, as light acidity mixes with flavors of orange sorbet, star fruit and grapefruit zest. Drink now.