Hugel et Fils - Vendange Tardive Gewurztraminer 2007French White Wine
A perfect, attractive colour, deep golden straw yellow, with youthful pale green hints, an excellent viscosity, rich and luscious on the glass, nicely bright and quite elegant in appearance.
Wide open bouquet, attractively frank and very perfumed, with restrained fruit and floral nuances, concentrated but very elegant and refined: rose, mayflower, jasmine, orange blossom, lavender honey, lychee and mango.
On the palate, this is a sweet wine, magnificently well balanced, that softly and delicately coats the whole mouth with an explosion of flavours and perfumes. Suave, silky and utterly charming, it is an open invitation to frequent tasting.
Iit is already very enjoyable, but will continue to develop for a further 10 to 15 years. A remarkable liqueur-like wine to savour just on its own, or to accompany foie-gras, blue cheeses, non-chocolate desserts, fruit tarts.
Tasting notes by Serge Dubs, World's Best Sommelier 1989