Gentil has become a joyous, convivial wine whose arrival the Hugel family always awaits with impatience in the spring following each vintage. The Gentil 2005 shows pure, fresh aromas, very fruit-driven and floral, as well as expressive and flattering. On the palate, this dry wine has a lively, youthful fresh character that is refreshing, with a pleasant, scented finish. Gentil is a perfect wine to sip with friends or to enjoy with simple everyday meals.
Gentil is best enjoyed chilled with saltwater and freshwater fish, shellfish, starters and hors d'oeuvres.
The 2007 Gentil reflects its gewürztraminer and sylvaner components in salinity, smoked meatiness, and subtle notes of marjoram, mint and rose petal. The palate brightness of this relatively light-weight wine suggests its element of Riesling, as does the clean, faintly citric finish. (The 2006 is softer and close in overall quality.)" 86 Points
August 31, 2008