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Riesling Clos Windsbuhl, Domaine Zind-Humbrecht 2014

Subregion France > Alsace
Grape VarietyRiesling

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Tasting Notes

8g/l residual sugar but with such great acidity to make this have a dry yet rounded mouthfeel. The wine is bright lemon in the glass with a smoky, mineral, almost bacon-fat nose that is nuanced by lemons, brioche, orange peel and flint. Incredibly complex. The palate has richeness on entry with a lightly oily texture cut by racy acidity. The fruit profile is that of apricot and ripe peach layered over more citrus lemon and lime. Struck-match and spicy, savoury, smoky notes add to the kaliedoscopic complexity of this wine. The finish is minutes long and promises yet more to come from this fabulous wine that should age for more than a decade. Surely one of the best value white wines in the world and arguably one of the best Riesling Windsbuhls that the Humbrechts have ever made?

Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, May 2016

Laserlike acidity defines this statuesque Riesling, while the mouthwatering palate offers flavors of lime granita, crunchy white peach, fleur de sel and Thai basil. Long and vibrant, with a lasting, minerally finish. Drink now through 2028.

Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator, June 2016

Incide 1: technically dry or tastes dry.
Soft pale gold. Spiced, smoky citrus. A little peachy too, and lime – complex already. Acid/RS currently giving a sweet/sour effect though I think it will become better integrated. An ususal ability to be both very crisp and silky. The long aftertaste has a hint of rose petals and orange. (JH)

Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2016
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