Parker : 97 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The intensely golden-yellow 2008 Gewurztraminer Sélection de Grains Nobles 'Hors Choix' opens with a fascinatingly pure, fresh, precise and concentrated, exotic and elegant nose. It has perfectly ripe peach, buttercup, ginger and lime-zest flavors intermixed with spicy and peppery aromas. Full-bodied, round and highly delicate on the palate, this is a concentrated, firmly structured, fresh and complex sweet wine with fine tannins and a long, fresh and mineral finish. The 2008 'Hors Choix' was bottled with 13% alcohol and is a great, tension-filled and spicy gastronomic sweet wine with terrific grip and stimulating freshness. The 2008 drinks nicely today, but can be aged for decades.