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Hugel et Fils - Classic Gewurztraminer 2014/2015

Information

  • Country: France
  • Wine Region: Alsace
  • Wine Maker: Marc Hugel
  • Grape: Gewurztraminer
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 88 (2013) VS: 90 (2013) WS: 89 (2012) JS: 91 (2013)

Wine tasting notes

The spice of Alsace and one of Famille Hugel’s signature wines. Gewurztraminer Classic is both aromatic and extroverted through its floral and spicy notes. Originally from Northern Italy, this is the emblematic grape of the region due to its slow maturation with cool nights giving its full varietal expression. Dry but intensely aromatic

Winery Information

Hugel et Fils

Hugel & Fils was founded in 1639, it is still 100% family owed and is managed by the 12th consecutive generation today. Owners of a 70 acre estate in Riquewihr in prime sites, more than half of which are Grand Cru, planted with only the noble grape varieties of Alsace. The Hugel family were the pioneers of late-harvest Alsace wines, drafting a law enshrining their production in 1984. Hugel & Fils are members of the Primum Familiae Vini - an exclusive association of some of the world's most.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2013)88 pts

Oct 2015 - Stephan Reinhardt - 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.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2013)90 pts

Feb 2016 - 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). About 100,000 bottles were made.-- Ian D'Agata

Wine Spectator (2012)89 pts

A textbook version of Gewürztraminer, with a creamy texture and notes of lychee, melon, rose petal and spice. Well-balanced and light-footed throughout. Drink now through 2019

James Suckling (2013)91 pts

A solid gewurz with lemon rind, almond and hints of steel. Full-bodied, dry and fruity. Drink now.