2009 Hugel "Jubilée" Gewürztraminer Alsace
This is a wonderfully balanced wine, bursting with ripe spice as well as acidity. It’s a rich wine, now showing maturity without losing its fruit. The depth of flavor, drilling right down to the mineral structure, is impressive. Drink now, although also wait until 2016.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
From the heart of the Sporen grand cru, the deeply colored 2009 Gewurztraminer Hugel Jubilee opens with clear and harmonious Gewurz flavors on the explosively aromatic, spicy, deep and mineral nose. Rich and clear, soft and supple on the seductive palate, with a powerful, ripe and concentrated fruit expression, this dense and impressively structured wine with 14% alcohol and 16 grams of unfermented sugar, reveals a lovely tart and salty finish with great tension.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale yellow. Aromatically pure scents of flowers, cinnamon and mace. Dense, sweet and creamy, with enticing yellow fruit flavors lifted by flowers and spices; a real essence of gewurztraminer. The palate-dusting finish is long and suave. The Hugels now work more gently with this fruit, using gravity feed and a pneumatic press and vinifying whole clusters.