The Zind-Humbrecht 2008 Gewurztraminer Clos Windsbuhl smells of decadent rose, orange blossom, thyme, and cooked celery root, setting the scene for a caressing, glycerin-rich, liquidly floral and (at 12.8% alcohol) relatively buoyant palate impression. A savory suffusion of mineral salts serves for mouth-watering enticement to the next sip as well as - together with admirable acidity - a sense of primary juiciness and genuine refreshment to this wine's lingering finish. This should make for persistent fascination and elegance over the next couple of decades.
Score: 93, David Schildknecht,
Wine Advocate (188), April 2010