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ZIND-HUMBRECHT ZIND-HUMBRECHT - Riesling Alsace Grand Cru Brand - 2016

ZIND-HUMBRECHT Riesling Alsace Grand Cru Brand 2016

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96+ POINTS

Bright straw-yellow. Very pure, clean, fresh aromas and flavors of yellow peach, lime, botanical herbs, sweet spices and a touch of orange jam. Then rich and dense, showing real concentration and depth to the lingering, repeating citrus and spice nuances. Finishes with an enticing multilayered quality, not to mention outstanding length. A fantastic wine. In 2016 Humbrecht did not use any grapes from his younger vines to make this wine, because he felt they had suffered some water stress that led to difficult fermentations and ultimately a different-tasting wine.

January 2019


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