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ZIND-HUMBRECHT ZIND-HUMBRECHT - Riesling Rangen de Thann Clos St-Urbain - 2011

ZIND-HUMBRECHT Riesling Rangen de Thann Clos St-Urbain 2011

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92 Points

Having pointed out – in connection with this year’s Heimbourg Riesling – that a wine of only 9 grams residual sugar could 20 years ago have been sold as vendange tardive, Olivier Humbrecht proceeds to explain that – at 32 grams – he felt his 2006 Riesling Rangen Clos Saint Urban had already fermented too far to be bottled as V.T., which is how he had envisioned it at harvest! The deep color here signifies the strong presence of botrytis. The smoky aromatic pungency is, I think, a case of noble rot reinforcing vineyard character. 

November 2000


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