At the sight of this 2005 Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl Sélection de Grains Nobles Trie Speciale, radiant amber reflections catch the eye. The seductive scent of liquid forest honey, orange candy and roasted almonds already awakens olfactory anticipation of a finesse-rich dessert in the glass.
On the palate, this noble drop reveals all its splendour. One feels a fullness and concentration that flows seamlessly and immensely smoothly over the tongue. This dessert wine reveals its class just as much in its seductive opulence, which is loosened up by fresh citrus tones in the long-lasting finish. In addition, the restrained alcohol content further enhances the deliciousness of this wine by providing a pleasant underscore to this diversity.
Instead of duck liver terrine, you could serve a foie gras garnished with fig chutney. Instead of a date strudel with pine cone honey ice cream, a caramelised fig tartlet with bourbon vanilla sorbet would be a delicate alternative. And for a cheese recommendation, instead of munster cheese, a camembert baked in Périgord truffle with roasted walnuts and baguette would be a good choice.
Domaine Zind Humbrecht, 4 Route de Colmar, 68230 Turckheim / France, Organic certificate: CC-FR-BIO