White

1994 Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Rangen de Thann Clos St. Urbain

Riesling

  • France
  • Alsace
  • Alsace Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 26

  • rmalloy wrote: (88 points)

    September 1, 2017 - In the "more interesting than tasty" category of wines. This wine scores high marks for concentration and complexity. The flavors taste (over)ripe and tropical. I discerned papaya, dried apricot, honey, raw ginger, and flint. The wine has a bitter edge that I don't like, and the overall tasting profile didn't appeal to me either.

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  • acyso wrote: (88 points)

    April 5, 2017 - The Rotating Dinners, I.8: Alsace (Chicago, IL): This was much more herbaceous than the 1993. Lighter, to be sure, with a bit less density. Brighter, as well, the acidity here was a little bit fresher. However, this didn't quite have the concentration and fruit, and I thought it came across a little boring, like there wasn't much to say. A few of us at the table had the relative descriptions of the 1993 and 1994 switched, so who knows if we were all talking about the same wine? In any case, I repoured this one to verify that I had the right one.

  • galewskj wrote: (91 points)

    November 27, 2016 - Riesling and Thai food (Sen Yai Sen Lek): Drank a small glass a a tasting. There is great complexity here. The palate is dry, consistent with Alsace with just a tiny bit of sweetness to balance the acidity and minerals. Really nice, although I'm not sure I'm a buyer at current pricing.

  • rocknroller wrote: (91 points)

    November 26, 2016 - Monthly Tasting Group: A Bevy Rieslings and Thai Food (Sen Yai Sen Lek, Mpls): Medium dark golden color. Drank a small pour. This was probably the one wine that I was anticipating the most tonight. While it was good and I enjoyed it, it didn't really wow me. The nose was stronger than the palate, orange peel, orange, spices, wispy minerality; more subtle minerality and orange, citrus palate, tart

  • BradKNYC wrote:

    March 18, 2016 - TN: Terrific wines (Loire, Germany, Austria, Alsace & Rioja) as Jeff & Dena Morris return to NYC. (Royal Seafood, NYC): Continuing the theme of muscular wines, this one takes first prize! Truly a monumental dry wine. It's large scaled with incredible depth and length. Ripe pineapple and stone fruits dominate the nose and palate with a strong earthy character and framed by a towering wall of structure. The flavors last and last and finish with a pleasantly bitter pith note. Tremendous showing and my non sweet WOTN. A.

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2014, Issue #49, Recently Tasted German, Austrian and Alsace Wines: A Range of Rieslings (and Friends) from Dry to Dessert

    (Riesling “Rangen de Thanh”- Domaine Zind-Humbrechdt) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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    (Zind Humbrecht, Rangen de Thann Riesling Alsace Grand Cru White) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    6/19/2008 (link) 91 points

    (Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Rangen de Thann Clos St. Urbain) Medium golden orange color; mature petrol nose; very tart, arch, creamy textured, tart stone fruit palate with high acidity; medium-plus finish 91+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1994
  • Type White
  • Producer Zind-Humbrecht
  • Varietal Riesling
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Rangen de Thann Clos St. Urbain
  • Country France
  • Region Alsace
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Alsace Grand Cru

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 12 (5%)
  • In Cellars 123 (56%)
  • Consumed 84 (38%)

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