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1997 Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Gewürztraminer Clos Windsbuhl

  • 95 WA
  • 89 WS
  • 90 IWC
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SKU: 50944-1997

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Intriguing, displaying class, focus and added depth from the terroir. The flavors range from spice and citrus to smoke and crŠme br–l‚e, all on a very dry, minerally, structured framework.
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    Pale color. Aromas of rose petal, lichee and licorice. Spicy and powerful, with strong acidity and obviously high alcohol. Not at all a fruity style, and difficult to drink today. Richer on the finish than on the attack. Will this rather topheavy wine come into balance? Undeniably impressive, but a wine that commands respect rather than affection.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 1999
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The pale green straw-colored 1997 Gewurztraminer Clos Windsbuhl soars from the glass with mouth-watering pot-pourri and spice aromas. This dry, medium-to-full-bodied, boisterous wine has extraordinary richness but is rendered light on its feet due to its high (but imperceptible) alcohol. Its gorgeously detailed character reveals pineapple soaked minerals and flowers whose flavors last throughout its impressively long finish.
    Author: Pierre Rovani
  • Self | Rating: 87

    Pleasant aromas of predominately lychee on the nose. In the mouth, a longish finish and bracing acidity. Worked well with the fish.
    Author: Jeff
In Alsace, history is always relevant and with nearly 400 years of winegrowing in his DNA, Olivier Humbrecht should know a thing or two about history. He is intimately connected with wine production in the region. He was the first Frenchman to qualify as a Master of Wine, and is also president of Biodyvin, a French organization committed to biodynamic farming practices. At Zind-Humbrecht , established in 1959, he and his father Leonard oversee production of 13,000-16,000 cases each year from 30 hectares of domaine-owned plots in four Grand Cru vineyards, among other highly regarded sites. These excellent, often incredibly steep vineyard sites, combined with yields of half what is legally acceptable for Grand Crus, produce Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, and Muscat of uncompromising pedigree. The Zind-Humbrecht commitment to biodynamics is certainly not mere semantics. Whether in the vineyard or the cellar, tasks are scheduled according to the phases of the moon and the requisite cow horns are buried to improve soil vitality. Whether or not one chooses to believe in this regimen, that Zind-Humbrecht is one of the top, if not the top, producer in Alsace is impossible to deny.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 51 bottles owned
  • 14 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 87
    (Out of 14 collectors)