Grand Cru Hengst Gewurztraminer 1993 - Josmeyer
The colour has a clear, not very evolved golden nuance. The nose is smoky, spicy with hints of cumin, cloves and a touch of exotic fruits which wine is breathing. A dry attack on the palate, generous and deep, tight with a touch of butter, and a slightly tannin-like finish. A beautifully-matured wine in a style reminiscent of those from the 1060’s (only 7 g/l of residual sugar, last tasted in February 2011).
Grand Cru Rangen Pinot Gris Sélection de Grains Nobles 1993 - Zind-Humbrecht
From early on its colour resembles a cognac due to the juice-colouring effect from berry skin. A fragrant nose, complex, revealing itself step by step, with touches of roasted grape, hazelnut, honey and smoke. The palate is fine, sweet, flavoured with smoky and slightly iodine hints. The precision of this wine is remarkable, and the strong minerality contrasts with the mid-palate roundness to give a certain bitter taste. If fans of sweet wine will find the cuvée a bit wild and inappropriate to accompany desserts, those who adore Grand Cru Rangen will enjoy a remarkable wine revealing that the terroir can also shine-through with dessert wines. (13.2% of alcohol, 85g/l of residual sugar. Last tasted in January, 2005).