2013 Hugel "Classic" Gewürztraminer Alsace

SKU #1265566 91 points James Suckling

 A solid Gewurz with lemon rind, almond and hints of steel. Full-bodied, dry and fruity. Drink now.  (9/2015)

90 points Vinous

 Bright, gold-tinged yellow. Lichee, grapefruit, sweet spices and a hint of grilled bacon on the musky, perfumed nose. Then very clean in the mouth, showing smoke and saline notes to the lemon, orchard fruit and green papaya flavors. This persistent wine boasts sneaky concentration and power, with noteworthy 7.7 g/l acidity for Gewürztraminer providing lift. Finishes with a welcome nuance of sweetness (10.2 g/l residual sugar). (ID)  (2/2016)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2013 Gewurztraminer Hugel is very clear and aromatic on the frank and open nose, rather spicy than exuberantly fruity, and fascinatingly subtle and fresh. Full-bodied yet not heavy, quite rich and elegant, with a nicely-juicy sweetness on the palate (10 grams per liter), this virtually dry wine has the structure, freshness and tension for at least 15 years. It drinks dangerously well already. Drink over the next five or more years. (SR)  (11/2015)

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Staff Image By: Mahon McGrath | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/29/2017 | Send Email
Juicy tangerine is smack in the middle of this, with an aromatic component that hints at bergamot, and plenty of the varietal’s namesake spice, too. Perhaps a shade off dry, there’s still nothing cloying here, and the wine shows itself to be balanced and harmonious, with a good level of acidity and weight without any flabbiness.

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- Thought to have originated in the city of Tramin in Italy's Alto Adige, Gewürztraminer is actually a pink-skinned incarnation of the Traminer varietal, and also the most widely planted variation. Known for its heady perfume redolent of rose petals and spice and tropical lychee flavor, its fuller body and moderate acidity, it can be made in a variety of styles ranging from completely dry to sweet late harvest wines. The best representations of the grape are grown in Austria and France's Alsace, though it's being made in smaller quantities in Eastern Europe, Italy, the Pacific Northwest, California, New Zealand and Australia.


- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.


- 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.