90 points Decanter
"There's a delightful juiciness and vibrancy on the nose of this young blend. It's lush and spicy, with ripe pear aromas. It's firm yet generous and concentrated, with a youthful assertiveness and vigour. It's surprisingly mineral on the finish, which is quite long. Best enjoyed fairly young for its exuberance."
90 points James Suckling
"A very clean and citrusy white that shows green apples and lemons. Medium-bodied and very dry, this is sleek, tangy and fruity on the finish."
Vinous Reverie Notes
“You start into the Hugel world with the Gentil Hugel, a dry white assemblage of all noble Alsatian grape varieties except of Pinot Noir. The wine “revives an ancient Alsace tradition whereby a wine assembled from a range of noble grapes was called ‘Gentil.'” The Hugels communicate and further: “Perfectly dry, our Gentil brings together the elegance of Riesling, the richness of Pinot Gris, the fruit-driven aromas of Gewurztraminer and Muscat, and the freshness of Pinot Blanc and Sylvaner.” ~ Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A kaleidoscope of grapiness, produced exclusively from hand harvested grapes in predominantly clay and limestone vineyards, from a dozen of the most favored localities in and around Riquewihr. Gentil “Hugel” allies the suave, spicy flavor of Gewurztraminer, the body of Pinot Gris, the finesse of Riesling, the grapiness of Muscat and the refreshing character of both Pinot Blanc and Sylvaner.