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Zind-Humbrecht
Riesling Brand Grand Cru 2018
90 Points
July 8, 2021
From 68-year-old vines on a steep granite hillside in Turckheim, this south-facing parcel created a dry and austere, blunt young riesling in the heat of 2018. It’s nutty and yeasty, yet it finishes clean.
– Joshua Greene
Zind-Humbrecht
Riesling Clos Windsbuhl Monopole 2018
90 Points
July 8, 2021
Riesling grows at the top of this clos, where the soils are thin and rocky muschelkalk, the limestone remnants of a sea bed. The 44-year-old vines grew a substantial 2018, its rooty scents of sweet carrots and its heightened acidity tugging on the musky, honeyed richness.
– Joshua Greene
Zind-Humbrecht
Riesling Roche Roulée 2018
92 Points
July 8, 2021
Olivier Humbrecht selects this from his old vines in Turckheim, averaging 52 years of age, on the rich soils of the valley floor. It’s a ripe 2018, so ripe that Whitney Asher of Brava in Lenox, Mass., described it as “a big, balanced baker—a big fat guy you know can make pie.” A bright, joyous riesling, fragrant with white rose scents, high energy with complex layers of richness.
– Joshua Greene
Zind-Humbrecht
Riesling Roche Calcaire 2018
93 Points
July 8, 2021
This wine is a blend from parcels around Gueberschwihr, the vines averaging 44 years old, along with some young-vine fruit from the Hengst vineyard. Olivier Humbrecht finds that these limestone soils retain moisture for the vines, so they don’t suffer from hydric stress. The fruit they deliver is focused on citrus, with notes of orange and lime tightened up by a seashell minerality. There are delicate scents of narcissus carried by the buzz of acidity.
– Joshua Greene
Zind-Humbrecht
Riesling Roche Roulée 2019
93 Points
jamessuckling.com
June 25, 2021
A joyful Alsace dry riesling that’s brimming with citrus and floral aromas, plus notes of peach and melon. So lively and playful, in spite of the considerable substance, this medium-to full-bodied wine has a long, dry and stony finish. Beautiful balance! From biodynamically grown grapes.
– James Suckling
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