Domaine Zind Humbrecht

Roche Calcaire Gewürztraminer

9.212 ratings
9.17 pro ratings
Alsace, France
Gewürztraminer
Duck, Cheddar & Gruyere, Goose, Game, Chili & Hot Spicy, Fruit Desserts
Top Notes For
Josh Morgenthau

Fragrant, honeyed nose. Quite a bit of ginger, floral but not high toned; bruised flowers that are less fresh than caramelized. Actually smells like Sauternes, and the texture is similar. Dense and unctuous, but only a little sweet, the acid very much in balance. Resonating ginger spiciness, and vegetal, herbal bitterness on the palate and long finish. Complex. A lot more interesting intellectually than enjoyable for me at this point, but then again I don’t drink a lot of Gewürztraminer, so may have yet to acquire the taste.

Fragrant, honeyed nose. Quite a bit of ginger, floral but not high toned; bruised flowers that are less fresh than caramelized. Actually smells like Sauternes, and the texture is similar. Dense and unctuous, but only a little sweet, the acid very much in balance. Resonating ginger spiciness, and vegetal, herbal bitterness on the palate and long finish. Complex. A lot more interesting intellectually than enjoyable for me at this point, but then again I don’t drink a lot of Gewürztraminer, so may have yet to acquire the taste.

1 person found it helpfulSep 30th, 2020
Chris McClellan

Extremely floral, tropical and stone fruits, def some RS, nice long finish..

Extremely floral, tropical and stone fruits, def some RS, nice long finish..

1 person found it helpfulNov 15th, 2019
Peter Marks

Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands

9.0

Papaya, pineapple and caramel. Luscious round finish.

Papaya, pineapple and caramel. Luscious round finish.

1 person found it helpfulAug 20th, 2018
Paul Masson

Best in class. Expressive but not heavy

Best in class. Expressive but not heavy

1 person found it helpfulNov 23rd, 2017
Scott Barber

Wine Educator Meadowood Napa Valley

9.1

Lighter in color and phenolic character. Pretty and floral with a touch of RS. I thought it was Muscat. A very attractive style

Lighter in color and phenolic character. Pretty and floral with a touch of RS. I thought it was Muscat. A very attractive style

1 person found it helpfulSep 12th, 2016
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

9.5

Gewurztraminer is polarizing...and I love it!

Gewurztraminer is polarizing...and I love it!

May 17th, 2016
Nicholas Lindner

Nice tropical fruit in there

Nice tropical fruit in there

Sep 29th, 2018
Mike Levin

Beautiful balance.

Beautiful balance.

Feb 7th, 2018
Martin Diehr

Went beautiful with our TOM KA last night. Such a great bottle of wine that could easily be stored 3-5 years more without losing its finesse

Went beautiful with our TOM KA last night. Such a great bottle of wine that could easily be stored 3-5 years more without losing its finesse

Oct 27th, 2017
Jeroen Koenen

All Gewurztraminer from Grand Cru sites was declassified this year, and those from 'calcaire' grounds went into this wine. It's a graceful, elegant wine, very good acidity. Completely dry. A wonderful aperitif on a hot day like this! Alas, it's pricetag of 33€ is a little too much, me thinks

All Gewurztraminer from Grand Cru sites was declassified this year, and those from 'calcaire' grounds went into this wine. It's a graceful, elegant wine, very good acidity. Completely dry. A wonderful aperitif on a hot day like this! Alas, it's pricetag of 33€ is a little too much, me thinks

Sep 2nd, 2016