Wine Spectator 89 points - Light-bodied and tangy, this dry version meshes expressive notes of mandarin orange, fresh ginger, peach, stone and dried herbs. Drink now through 2018. 120 cases imported.-AN
(Oct 31 2013)
Vinous 90 points - (a blend of Muscat d’Alsace and Muscat Ottonel): Bright straw-green. Aromas of grapefruit, spices and white flowers. Fresh and floral in the mouth, with peppery acidity giving lift to the orange blossom and lemon curd flavors. A little less structured than usual, but still a knockout Muscat. Olivier Humbrecht is known the world over for great wines from Alsace’s holy trinity of Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer, but I think his touch with the Muscat varieties goes somewhat unnoticed. For my money, he’s one of the three best producers in Alsace of Muscat wines.
The Humbrecht family has been winegrowers in Alsace since 1620 but the Domaine came by its current name when Leonard Humbrecht married Genevieve Zind in 1959. Located in the heart of the Herrenweg vineyard, Leonard significantly expanded the familyís holdings to include an enviable collection of Grand Cru and other high quality vineyards. The Domaine is currently managed by Leonardís son, Olivier Humbrecht, the only Alsacian winemaker to attain M.W. status. A staunch advocate for biodynamic farming, Olivier tailors every aspect of viticulture and winemaking based on terroir. Whether a single vineyard or a blend, place and vintage are clearly and unmistakably expressed in each wine.