2009 Zind Humbrecht Clos Windsbuhl Gewürztraminer

SKU #1074696 94 points Wine Enthusiast

 The intensity of this wine is extraordinary, with huge spice flavors and a richness that almost becomes sweetness. There is honey as well as ripe white fruits, the acidity just a glint in the aftertaste.  (12/2011)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Light straw color. Nose is initially tight, but it opens to reveal lovely, youthful, powerful, textbook Gewurztraminer aromas. Youthful and delicious on the palate, displaying ripe fruit and flavors of melon, chai tea, white pepper, and cardamom. It's a wine with tremendous texture, thrust, and persistence; muscular yet balanced. Super long rose extract finish. Everyone loved this wine.  (6/2011)

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