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|Drinking window: Drink between 2015 and 2030 (based on 6 user opinions)|
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Community Tasting Notes (average 10 notes) - and median of 92 pts. in hiding notes with no text
| ||Tasted by RajivAyyangar on 12/13/2015 & rated 88 points: After a bit of air, this settled into a more classic Alsace grand-cru riesling. A bit petrolly, and not the most compelling nose for me, but it's still undeniably well-put-together. Acid could be a bunch stronger. (486 views)|
| ||Tasted by RajivAyyangar on 11/12/2015 & rated 81 points: Thursday night blinds at the new apartment with Tim (Duboce Triangle, SF): Lots of petrol. Slight botrytis|
Tastes 14% Alcohol (actually 12.5)
Tastes 10-15g/L RS (actually 9.5)
Bitter! ? why?
Acid is elevated, not high.
This is a bit hot, flabby, and bitter for me. I’m surprised! I’ve always liked Z-H’s wines in the past. (681 views)
| ||Tasted by cohnwine on 10/14/2014: Delicious. Sorbet-like. Nice balance between sweetness and acidity, though not technically an off-dry wine. It's a dry wine with an off-dry like fullness of body. Lemon, citrus zest. Long finish. (1531 views)|
| ||Tasted by KenPlace on 11/5/2013 & rated 90 points: Somewhat closed. Open at least 1 hour before serving and consider decanting. (2201 views)|
| ||Tasted by GTFreek on 11/4/2013: Blind tasted. Nose of citrus, lemon zest, lime, orange peel. white flowers, almonds, butter. Palate we hovered between dry and off-dry, med-plus acid, medium alcohol. Some of us guessed Chenin, most guessed Riesling. Surprised to find it was such high quality, keep this in the cellar for now. (2001 views)|
| ||Tasted by englishman's claret on 10/20/2013 & rated 92 points: Rich, ripe, full. Stone fruits. Honeyed, just a little unfocused. (2121 views)|
| ||Tasted by KenPlace on 9/24/2013 & rated 93 points: Lovely nose of flowers and honey with a dense flavour to match, complex and full bodied. Very mineral. (2011 views)|
| ||Tasted by KeithAkers on 1/12/2013 & rated 92 points: David White comes to town (Domaine Wine Storage and Sun-Wah BBQ, Chicago IL): Nose: While this is tighter, there are still deep and honeyed tones of pears, apricots, white fruits, and various spice tones. |
Taste: Full bodied with medium+ acidity that shows itself. While on the larger side, there are very balanced tones of honey, melons, apricots, and spice tones.
Overall: This is very young. While the acidity wasn't too strong, it was certainly there. Everything felt like it was holding back a slight bit and not yet fully ready to show itself off. (1880 views)
| ||Tasted by Kevin H on 11/10/2012 & rated 93 points: Lovely nose of pumice, yeast and flowers with a dense flavour to match, complex and weighty with just a hint of residual sugar. Very mineral with citrus fruit in the background. Even at this age asuperb wine. (958 views)|
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|By Ian D'Agata|
Vinous, November/December 2012, IWC Issue #165
(Domaine Zind Humbrecht Riesling Rangen de Thann Clos St. Urbain) Subscribe to see review text.
|By Jancis Robinson, MW|
(Zind Humbrecht, Rangen de Thann Clos St Urbain Riesling Alsace Grand Cru White) Subscribe to see review text.
|By Richard Hemming|
(Zind Humbrecht, Clos St Urbain Riesling Alsace Grand Cru White) Subscribe to see review text.
Zind-Humbrecht Producer website
Domaine Zind-Humbrecht is one of the stars of the Alsace, in the northeastern corner of France. Fought over for decades by Germany and France, the region, according to Robert M. Parker Jr., “is perhaps the most underrated and underutilized source of great white wines in the world.” Zind-Humbrecht was created in 1959 by Leonard Humbrecht and Genevieve Zind. Their son Olivier is now instrumental in running the 99-acre estate, which the family still owns. Like many Alsatian producers, Zind-Humbrecht makes white wines in varying degrees of sweetness, from dessert whites to very dry wines. The vineyards are planted to 30% Riesling, 30% Gewurztraminer, 29% Pinot Gris, and smaller amounts of Pinot Noir, Muscat, Chardonnay, Auxerrois and Pinot Blanc. Up to 18,000 cases are produced annually. Many are Grand Crus and single vineyard bottlings.
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