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Hugel Jubilee Gewurztraminer 2008

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Superb, lively young colour, very bright, soft pistachio green and straw yellow with lemony highlights, richly unctuous on the glass. Very expressive, complex, open bouquet with a flattering touch of over-ripeness : currant, blossom honey, cinnamon and gentle spices, mango, apricot, fresh almond, jasmine; white rose and freesia, all in harmony. Flatteringly soft, silky and supple on the palate, beautifully opulent and perfectly balanced, with a scented aromatic finish and above all the touch of freshness that gives it poise and elegance. This wine is tasting superby now, and will enchant you in 3 to 5 years. Enjoy it on its own at any time, before a meal, between meals, or with a terrine of duck foie-gras, with game, with fruit tarts or with exotic dishes flavoured with gentle spices, curry, curcuma or tandoori.
Category White Wine
Country France
Region Alsace
Appellation AOC Alsace
Brand Hugel
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorFinely balanced, with a streak of minerality underscoring well-meshed flavors of white peach, lemon curd and candle wax. Juicy throughout and silky in texture, this elegant version features a zesty edge to the lasting finish. Drink now through 2023. 25 cases imported.

Alison Napjus, February 28, 2014
  • wa90

Wine AdvocateBlood orange, pink grapefruit, caraway, musky animal scents, and a variety-typical hint of litchi all inform the nose of Hugel's 2008 Gewurztraminer Jubilee, then remerge on a palate both creamy and silken and yet also possessed of a vivacity and primary juiciness one seldom encounters in its genre. Peppery, saline, and zesty notes - along with a continuation of caraway - make for a finish of tactile intensity. This should prove fascinating at table for at least the next dozen years.

David Schildknecht, May 2011