Domaine Zind-Humbrecht : Riesling Grand cru "Clos Saint Urbain Rangen de Thann" 2006

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Parker : 90 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
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. Quince and gooseberry preserves, dried peach, nut paste, caramel, and peat saturate a palate of creamy richness and palpable density, and this finishes only slightly sweet, its analysis notwithstanding. It might well improve in bottle for a few years, but I would certainly monitor it carefully.
Alsace
Country
France

Alcohol
14

Environment
Biodynamic wines

Wine Spectator
92

Dessert wine
No

Wine certification
AOC

Grape varieties
Riesling

Area
Alsace

Appellation
Alsace

Color
White

Producer
Domaine Zind-Humbrecht

Sweetness
Sweet whites

Parker
90

Allergens
Contains sulphites