White - Sweet/Dessert

2001 Hugel Gewurztraminer Sélection de Grains Nobles

Gewürztraminer

  • France
  • Alsace
Drink between 2017 - 2029 (Edit)
CT96 3 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 3

  • MPAN Likes this wine: 98 points

    August 10, 2019 - Deep golden orange colour; rich, sweet, ripe apple; sweet, really rich attack, well hold up by acidity, although still a bit on the (too?) sugary side; are we in Alsace? Could easily be taken for a Sauternes, really rich style; if you like liquid candy, this is it!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • codysak Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 24, 2019 - Medium gold, clean, viscous with heavy staining.
    On the nose pronounced intensity of candied apricots, dried pears, ginger, honeysuckle with a bit of oxidized, nuttiness qualities. A bit of petrol, but very light adding to the complexity not distracting.
    On the palate bright acidity, medium-sweet pronounced flavors with a long sweet finish with a slight bitter back palate. Again, not distracting but adding to complexity in a positive way.
    Palate as the nose, but adding marmalade, pineapple, increased nuttiness. Still dried stone and tropical fruits.
    This is an outstanding wine with great complexity of intense dried fruits, botrytis, and flowers. Finished long and well balanced, intense fruit a sweetness with ample acidity to keep this SGN vibrant and intense. A wonderfully long finish with weighty, polished textures adding to the experience.
    This wine is drinking nicely now, but should age well as the sugar, acid and fruit backbone are still lively and fresh.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • WEB,III Likes this wine: 97 points

    January 22, 2016 - Not sure Gewurtz can be any more brilliant, and there is at least 20+ years ahead for this wine.

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Decanter

  • By Stephen Brook
    Alsace importer tastings SB, 2/18/2020 (link)

    (Hugel, Sélection de Grains Nobles Gewurztraminer, Alsace, France, White) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Andy Howard MW
    Famille Hugel, 2/18/2020 (link)

    (Hugel, Gewürztraminer Sélection de Grains Nobles, Alsace, France, White) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2003, IWC Issue #111 (link)

    (Hugel et Fils Gewurztraminer Selection de Grains Nobles) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • Type White - Sweet/Dessert
  • Producer Hugel
  • Varietal Gewürztraminer
  • Designation Sélection de Grains Nobles
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Alsace
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Alsace

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 9 (60%)
  • Consumed 6 (40%)

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