Wine Spectator Review:
Deeply colored, with mushroom and earth notes accenting the dried apricot and quince paste flavors. There's a bracing acidity supporting the sweetness, but it's a little on the coarse side today, needing more time to integrate. Best from 2005 through 2018.
Wine Advocate Review:
With his parcel of Pinot Gris in the Rangen, Humbrecht again harvested twice. Those vines closest to the river Thur (indeed only a few yards away) were picked for a Selection de Grains Nobles and those higher on the steep slope were vinified and bottled as the 2001 Pinot Gris Rangen de Thann Clos St.-Urbain (indice 3). Less opulent than the Clos Windsbuhl, this effort reveals gun flint, smoked minerals, and ripe pear aromas. Highly elegant, it is a broad yet austere offering loaded with stones, smoke, pears, spices, and apples. This medium-bodied wine has superb balance and length. Anticipated maturity 2005-2020.
Medium gold. Knockout nose shows roasted aromas of apricot, marzipan, caramel and smoke. Wonderfully viscous wine with extraordinary ripeness the superripe marzipan note repeats in the mouth. Amazingly, the flinty quality of the vineyard comes through, even at this extreme level of ripeness. Firm-edged, even a bit youthfully aggressive on the finish. If the Jebsal is like a sweet dessert today, this is more rigorous.