91 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
From the Herrenwweg area, the intensely citrus colored 2016 Gewurztraminer Turckheim is from vines averaging 47 years old and opens with a very precise and slightly smoky bouquet with lovely spicy Gewurtz notes. Full-bodied yet clean and crisp on the palate, this is an intense, elegant and perfectly balanced wine that fermented down to 3.6 grams of residual sugar, while the alcohol is a moderate 13.6%. It already tasted brilliant but can be kept for a decade.
92 Points James Suckling
Generous citrus, lychee and jasmine on the nose. Some delicacy. A remarkably crisp and dry gewurztraminer that has a refreshing finish, making it an unusually good food wine for this grape. Drink or hold. Made from biodynamically grown grapes.
91 Points Wine Spectator
Cream, rose petal and spice accents waft from the glass of this plushly textured, medium-bodied white, while vivid acidity provides a fine, balancing frame for the palate's lychee, apricot, tangerine and stony mineral notes. Drink now through 2026.
91 Wine Enthusiast
Honeysuckle, wet earth and peach pop up amid intense notes of damask rose. The palate is equally perfumed, covered by a veil of rose perfume that makes this wine seem richer than it actually is. Backbone and concentration comes from zesty citrus and a mere lick of residual sugar. All elements come together in an attractive package.
Vinous Reverie Notes:
This Gewurztraminer originates mostly from the warm gravel soils of the Herrenweg Vineyard. Zind-Humbrecht's dedication to terroir expression guides all winemaking practices, which include extended pressing cycles, abbreviated clarification cycles (to retain natural yeasts and proteins in the must), natural malolactic fermentation and extended aging on the lees. The wine is aged 8 months in 40-year-old French barrels. Bright pale yellow color. Nice presence of complex spicy and peppery aromatics. The palate shows an unexpected structure. Ripe acidity and a strong mineral presences allow for a complex and tight palate.