Wine Enthusiast 87 points - A full, spicy and rich wine, it is rounded and soft. Pear and ripe apples give a warm feel with a shot of acidity to cut through the full texture. Ready to drink and already delicious. (Oct 2013)
Planted in the heart of the HENGST vineyard, this wine is not authorised to have the Grand Cru appellation. The "H" refers to the HENGST.
The soil of the 360 meter high slope which dominates this vineyard is essentially a mixture of limestone from the Vosges, chalky marl (14% active) and layers of red, brown, green and beige sediment hundreds of meters thick. The mother rock is of an orange - yellow hue. Dating as far back as the Jurassic period the elements vary in density from very fine to very course. The Ph factor is within 7.8 to 8.3. This Grand Cru is 130.95 acres (53,02 Ha) of vines. The combined calcareous and marl soils tend to produce rich full bodied wines. In their youth they have an untamed character, reminiscent of the vineyard's name - "stallion". They slowly mature to astonishing aromatics and fabulous richness.
|Terrines of fish, scallops, sweetbread, lobster, blanquette, soufflés, vegetables, poultry, pies, creamy cheeses.