Despite its deep, brassy color, Olivier Humbrecht says that his 2008 Gewurztraminer Goldert was only modestly influenced by botrytis. Its aromas of bacon fat and new leather signal a quite different personality from that of the other Gewurztraminers in the present collection, although classic rose petal and litchi are present as well. Thanks to strong acidity and to high extract - of which a chalky cast as well as welcome, mouthwatering salinity in its finish might be indicators - this wine of 48 grams residual sugar ends up representing the "dry end" (if it can be called that!) of Zind-Humbrecht's 2008 vintage Gewurztraminer collection. I would expect at least ten or a dozen years of interest, and suspect it will prove more adaptable in culinary contexts than its even higher residual-sugar siblings.
Score: 91, David Schildknecht,
Wine Advocate (194), May 2011