Warm and spicy. Delicate and nutty. This is a very powerful concentrated pinot gris with a long and silky off-dry finish. A small amount of bottle age will make this a really great wine for the dining table! Better from 2020 and good for at least another decade after that. Made from organically grown grapes.
95 points, James Suckling (May 2018)
Picked on October 6, the 2016 Pinot Gris Grand Cru Hengst is a rich, concentrated, powerful and tightly structured Pinot with an intense and long finish. It is full-bodied at 13.5% alcohol and 21 grams of residual sugar. Tasted at the domaine in October 2018.
94 points, Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (Issue # 239 - Oct 2018)
Bright pale yellow. Captivating aromas of white peach, ginger, flinty minerals and aromatic herbs. Spicy and intense, offering noteworthy perfumed lift to the flavors of peach, smoke and ginger. A very powerful, highly structured wine that finishes tactile and long, with vibrant spice and smoky notes. Classic, energetic Pinot Gris that combines sound acidity and full ripeness; this is a much bigger, richer, heavier-set wine (13.5% alcohol, 21 g/L residual sugar and 5.3 g/L total acidity) than Mann’s other 2016 Pinot Gris wines. The grapes were harvested on October 6, one day after the Furstentum Pinot Gris.
93 points, Ian D'Agata, Vinous (Apr 2018)