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Hugel et Fils - Classic Riesling 2016/2017

Information

  • Country: France
  • Wine Region: Alsace
  • Wine Maker: Marc Hugel
  • Grape: Riesling
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 12%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2018
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 87 (2014) VS: 90 (2014) JR: 16 (2013) WS: 90 (2014) JS: 93 (2013) WE: 87 (2011)

Wine tasting notes

Famille Hugel’s signature wine. This Riesling stands out for its finesse and frankness and is the ideal partner to fish and seafood thanks to its freshness and balance. Made exclusively from hand harvested grapes from predominantly clay and limestone vineyards, in a dozen of the most favored localities in and around Riquewihr, this wine is dry and elegant, it expresses itself best on the steepest slopes with the most complex minerality.

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 (2014)87 pts

Oct 2015 - Stephan Reinhardt - The 2014 Riesling Classic is the Famille Hugel signature wine. It is a dry and frank Riesling ideal to fish and seafood. The new release shows intense fruit flavors on the lovely clear and aromatic nose. Very clear, pure, dry and fresh on the palate, with aromatic fruit flavors and a quite salty finish, this is a lovely, pure and straight Riesling to be enjoyed with thirst in the next three or five years.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2014)90 pts

Feb 2016 - Pale yellow-green. Nectarine, green apple and medicinal herbs on the nose. Juicy, spicy and energetic in the mouth, showing lovely lift and cut to the flavors of lime, apple and minerals. Finishes perfumed and long. With 7.9 g/l total acidity and only 3.7 g/l residual sugar, this Riesling is resolutely dry. In fact, it strikes me as especially spicy and lemony, almost tart; I?d forget about it for a year or two and then try a bottle to see how it?s coming along.-- Ian D'Agata

JancisRobinson.com (2013)16 pts

Tasted Apr '15 - Aniseed, fennel, lime juice – excellent concentration and varietal accuracy with a delicious floral character on the finish. Steely, pithy, rich and delicious – a great candidate for ageing. (RH)

Wine Spectator (2014)90 pts

Oct 2015 - A fresh, harmonious white, with a floral overtone and a crowd-pleasing mix of nectarine, chalky mineral, orange blossom and candied pink grapefruit zest. Drink now through 2020.

James Suckling (2013)93 pts

A wonderful riesling with focus and excitement. Sliced apple, spice and mineral. Full body, tangy acidity. Very long and intense. A standard-bearer. Drink or hold

Wine Enthusiast (2011)87 pts

This crisp, fresh wine is perfumed and fragrant, tasting of apples. It is light and already accessible, with a bright lemon-zest flavor, followed by a white fruit note and a delicious citrus character on the finish. — R.V. (12/31/2012)