2000 Zind-Humbrecht "Clos Jebsal" Pinot Gris Vendage Tardive Alsace

SKU #1331822 96 points Wine Enthusiast

 No tasting note given. (RV)  (10/2002)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 From a vineyard that overlooks Leonard Humbrecht's new home, the 2000 Tokay-Pinot Gris Clos Jebsal Vendanges Tardives bursts from the glass with smoky white peaches and apricots. Medium to full-bodied and satin-textured, it is a gorgeously sweet wine. Layers of jammy yellow fruits are intermingled with spices in its exuberant personality. Drink it between 2006 and 2025+. (PR)  (10/2002)

91-94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Fresh, subtle aromas of peach, apricot and quince. Very suave and stylish, with superb flavor intensity and solid backbone. This will provide a kaleidoscope of flavor as it ages. Rather delicate for the vintage. I like the balance of 13.5% alcohol and 40 grams per liter residual sweetness. (ST)  (7/2001)

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Varietal:

Pinot Gris

- Also known as Pinot Gris in France, where it originated as a mutation of Pinot Noir. The berries can vary in color from yellowish to bluish-violet producing wines that range from white to slightly pink. The most successful wines from the grape come from the Collio in Friuli (Northeast Italy), where the wines are light- to medium-bodied, crisp, dry and, because of their high acidity, complementary to the region's foods like speck, Prosciutto di San Daniele and polenta. In Alsace, where the grape takes a back seat to more popular varietals like Gewürztraminer and Riesling, it is generally rich and honeyed. Other successful plantings of Pinot Grigio exist in Austria, Germany, Hungary and Romania, with even smaller amounts planted in British Columbia, Australia, New Zealand and California.
Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Alsace

- A region and appellation in France that has been a part of both France and Germany throughout history. Geologically isolated from both countries, Alsace has also maintained much of its own culture and wine tradition, while also being influenced by the traditions of both countries. Alsatian wine is easily recognized by it traditional tall bottles. Alsatian wine makers produce a unique style of varietal wine, 90 percent of which is white.
Alcohol Content (%): 13.5