Wine Advocate: 89 points
Humbrecht thinks his 2005 Gewurztraminer Herrenweg displays an almost ideal as well as maximum degree of ripeness for a non-V.T. bottling (and only around 15% botrytis). Dried peaches, celery seed, grapefruit rind, bacon fat, and brown spices in the nose lead to a pungent, powerful, yet bright palate impression, and a long finish full of ripe fruit and smoked meat that is only very faintly warm and sweet (this at 15% alcohol and 12 grams sugar). Vintage-typical acid retention and high extract obviously combine to help balance this huge wine.