The 2018 Vintage from Zind Humbrecht

The 2018 vintage marked Olivier Humbrecht MW's 30th vintage in charge of his family estate. The quality and consistency of the wines since his taking charge is quite remarkable and in 2018, he has overseen yet another fantastic vintage.

In a nutshell, Olivier describes the wines as having "elegance, intensity and harmony".  Thankfully, unlike 2017 where the yields were reduced drastically, 2018 is a return to some degree of normality. The wines are, for the most part, dry (Olivier's Indice 1 on his scale of dryness) and they have been very well received by two critics so far - Antonio Galloni from Vinous and Anne Krebiehl MW, writing for the Wine Enthusiast publication. Their scores can be seen in the table below.

As always, we have also chosen four of our own favourites from Olivier's extensive range and we have highlighted these below. The first is Riesling Clos Windsbuhl - arguably the Domaine's most famous wine and one of the best examples of Alsatian Riesling available anywhere. Riesling Brand is a Grand Cru site that produces powerful wines that age incredibly well. We thought the Pinot Gris Rangen Clos St Urbain was the finest Pinot Gris in the lineup and another super complex wine that will benefit from a few years in the cellar. Finally, at the sweet end of the scale (indice 5), Olivier's Gewürztraminer Clos Windsbuhl epitomises everything great about the grape variety, the vineyard and the Domaine's style.

Overall, this is another stunning offering from Zind-Humbrecht and one that every lover of white wine should not miss.

All wines are packed in 6 bottle cases, giving you more flexibility to try several different styles.

Minimum Order - 6 bottles
These wines will be available for delivery in November


2018 Riesling Clos Windsbuhl

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“One of the standouts in this range, the 2018 Riesling Clos Windsbuhl is incredibly vivid in the glass. Time in the glass brings out myriad layers of flavor and dimension. Orange confit, crushed rocks, mint and more exotic notes all meld together in an airy, weightless wine that has so much to offer. The 2018 is at once intense but also carries itself with a real sense of grace. 2024-2038."

96 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com


2018 Riesling Brand

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“The flinty smoke of reduction precedes apple and lemon on the youthful nose of this wine. The palate hits home with a concentrated, heightened juiciness with innate energy and drive. On the midpalate, there's bundled lemon freshness, pithy texture, steely concentration and muscular tone. Quite a powerhouse, the wine is also well proportioned. The finish is bone dry and the concentration promises that this will evolve for decades. Drink by 2045."

97 points, Anne Krebiehl MW, Wine Enthusiast Magazine


2018 Pinot Gris Rangen Clos St Urbain

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“Smoky stoniness initially fills the nose on this wine. With a little more air, pear fruitiness comes though while a flinty glint of reduction smoulders in the background. The palate comes with the gentlest sweetness and still needs to knit together. Ample fruit, great energy and immense concentration are all evident in one juicy sip. This is a powerhouse of a wine, coiled tightly and streamlined into a toned swoop. It will release its force in due course. Drink 2025–2045. 13.5%"

95 points, Anne Krebiehl MW, Wine Enthusiast Magazine


2018 Gewüztraminer Clos Windsbuhl

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“Hints of gunpowder and flint mix with a subtle but sonorous tone of Damask rose on the nose of this wine. The palate brings a much brighter, lemony note of sunny peach ripeness, suggesting the juiciness of peach compote. The purity of flavor is highlighted by lemony accents that frame this generous, nectar-like wine. Drink 2025–2050. 13%"

95 points, Anne Krebiehl MW, Wine Enthusiast Magazine


Full List

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Alsace2018Gewurztraminer Hengst, Domaine Zind-HumbrechtBT30420.001295 AKAdd to Basket
Alsace2018Gewurztraminer Rangen Clos St Urbain, Domaine Zind-HumbrechtBT10570.0012 Add to Basket
Alsace2018Gewurztraminer Clos Windsbuhl, Domaine Zind-HumbrechtBT20420.001295 AKAdd to Basket
Alsace2018Muscat Goldert, Domaine Zind-HumbrechtBT16240.001294 AKAdd to Basket
Alsace2018Pinot Gris Rangen Clos St Urbain, Domaine Zind-HumbrechtBT10570.001295 AKAdd to Basket
Alsace2018Pinot Gris Rotenberg, Domaine Zind-HumbrechtBT10270.001295 AGAdd to Basket
Alsace2018Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl, Domaine Zind-HumbrechtBT30420.001294 AGAdd to Basket
Alsace2018Riesling Brand, Domaine Zind-HumbrechtBT20480.001297 AKAdd to Basket
Alsace2018Riesling Heimbourg, Domaine Zind-HumbrechtBT10270.0012 Add to Basket
Alsace2018Riesling Rangen de Thann, Clos St Urbain, Domaine Zind-HumbrechtBT16570.001297 AKAdd to Basket
Alsace2018Riesling Clos Windsbuhl, Domaine Zind-HumbrechtBT20420.001296 AGAdd to Basket
Alsace2018Pinot Gris Clos Jebsal SDGN, Domaine Zind-HumbrechtHV112625.002497 AKAdd to Basket
Alsace2018Pinot Gris Clos Jebsal VT, Domaine Zind-HumbrechtBT06440.001294 AKAdd to Basket
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These wines will be available for delivery in November

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