Hugel et Fils 2006 Jubilee Pinot Noir - 87pts

Hugel et Fils 2006 Jubilee Pinot Noir (Riquewihr) Alsace - France

Availability: Limited.
Cost: $N/A
Alcohol: 12.5%
Date Tasted: February 19th, 2011

Tasting Notes: Alsace is mostly known in North America for delicious, aromatic, white wines but they can also make a mean, cool-climate Pinot Noir. Rare to see one imported, but should you get the chance to try one, snatch it up for a unique experience.

Subtle and delicate with maraschino cherry, cool raspberry and perfume aromas on the nose. The fruit characters transfer to the dry palate where austere hands are waiting to clasp the throat of the juicy flavours and extinguish them, but never succeed. The oak treatment lingers on the moderate-plus finish. Light tannins and high-ish acidity make for an excellent wine to pair with savoury lamb stews. Drink 2011-13.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2011

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