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1997 Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Rangen de Thann Clos St. Urbain
- Alsace Grand Cru
Community Tasting Notes 44
Marc wrote: (92 points)
November 19, 2016 - Sparkling at 70 (Ekatahuna, New Zealand): Rich and intense with a modicum of residual sugar. A touch of botrytis on the nose and palate add to an ostentatious and fine bottle of Riesling. Opulent fruit with considerable minerality. The opulence is emphasised by the lower acid nature of the wine. The thick texture of the wine was a special feature. Certainly fully mature and a beautiful drink.
nortonnose wrote: (89 points)
October 29, 2015 - A tiny bit more zip in this bottle than my previous. Color continues to get darker orange. Classic petrol and wax. Hint of nuttiness. Decent minerality. Drink up
Seth Rosenberg Does not like this wine: (82 points)
April 11, 2015 - Not having a lot of luck with our aged Alsatian Rieslings lately. Medium orange in color, which is not a good sign. The nose is pretty with dried apricots, sugar, spice, tea, nuts. Palate is dried out and somewhat weak and watery with tea, spice. Not horrible, but not good. Finish is weak and bitter with nuts and tea. This bottle doesn't seem fundamentally flawed, just advanced. Nose - 4-4.5/6, Palate - 3.5/6, Finish - 3/6, Je ne Sais Quoi - 0.5/2 = 11-11.5/20.
Burgundy Al wrote: (92 points)
January 15, 2015 - Dinner with Friends (Juno - Chicago IL): Richa romatic start with petrol, candied orange peel, ginger, orchard and peach hints. Same fruit flavors with good richness, virtually bone dry.1 person found this helpful Comment
ron m wrote:
December 20, 2014 - Classic mature Zind. Petrol, lanolin, honey, apples; Rich, powerful, not sweet, somewhat unfocused; Tons of minerals; Solid finish. Better on day 2!
Pro Reviews 3
By Jancis Robinson, MW
(Zind Humbrecht, Rangen de Thann Riesling Alsace White) Subscribe to see review text.
By Stephen Tanzer
July/August 1999, IWC Issue #85 (link)
(Domaine Zind Humbrecht Riesling Rangen de Thann Clos St. Urbain) Subscribe to see review text.
By Richard Jennings
4/17/2007 (link) 89 points
(Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Rangen de Thann Clos St. Urbain) Somewhat oxidized, petrol and spicy nose; disjointed, very dry, sherry, grapefruit, grapefruit rind and mineral palate; medium-plus finish
- Vintage 1997
- 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
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 163 (54%)
- Consumed 140 (46%)
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