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2000 Tokay Pinot Gris Rangen Clos St Urbain (97 Points WA) A blockbuster of epic proportions, the compelling 2000 Tokay-Pinot Gris Rangen de Thann Clos St.-Urbain has the breadth, body, and depth of a great red wine. This opulently structured offering is full-bodied, velvety-textured, and jam-packed with layers of minerals, smoke, and spice whose flavors seem to gain momentum in its interminable finish. Projected maturity: 2007-2025. Pierre Rovani, Wine Advocate October 2002 1998 Tokay Pinot Gris Rangen Clos St Urbain Vendange Tardive (96 Points WA) The extraordinary 1998 Pinot Gris Rangen de Thann Clos St. Urbain Vendange Tardive has a mouth-watering nose of candied blood oranges lightly dusted with botrytis-caused spiciness. Creamed red, yellow, and white fruits are interspersed with earth, minerals, and gravel in this complex, concentrated, full-bodied behemoth. Its massive personality is well-buttressed by its superb acidity. Additionally, this muscular yet graceful wine has an unbelievably long finish. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2025. Pierre Rovani, Wine Advocate June 2000 1995 Tokay Pinot Gris Rangen Clos St Urbain (97 Points RP) I tasted six dry Tokay-Pinot Gris offerings from Zind-Humbrecht and one Vendange Tardive. As the enthusiastic notes that follow reveal, it is a toss up as to whether Riesling or Pinot Gris was the more successful varietal in 1995. No tasting note given. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate June 1997 1990 Tokay Pinot Gris Rangen Clos St Urbain (96 Points RP) ...It is a phenomenal Tokay-Pinot Gris with spectacular richness, a heavenly perfume of honeyed nuts, smoke, and buttered corn on the cob. The finish must last for well over a minute. The wine is completely dry, exceptionally concentrated and powerful, yet never heavy because of its crisp acidity. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate August 1992
1989 Tokay Pinot Gris Rangen Clos St Urbain SGN (19 Points F+R) Rich, deep amber colour, with intense aromas of walnuts, treacle, quince jelly and figs. Raisins, sultanas, coffee and honey flavours work together in perfect harmony on the palate. Despite being unctuously sweet, acidity slices through like a knife giving the wine a terrific balance and focus. This is an incredibly complex wine with a magnificently long finish of quince, treacle and truffles. Extraordinary. FINE+RARE 1983 Tokay Pinot Gris Rangen Clos St Urbain (18 Points F+R) The 1983 Tokay-Pinot Gris Rangen Clos St Urbain Vendange Tardive is an amazing, thought-provoking wine. Aromas of exotic fruits, beeswax, honey and a hint of minerality – the nose is more delicate than other wines in the case, but is still very complex. Unctuously rich on the palate with a vibrant acidity and lots of honeyed exotic fruits. Lychees and a hint of smoke linger on the finish. Astonishing how bright and fresh this wine is for a 1983 vintage. FINE+RARE
Arguably the leading producer in Alsace , Olivier Humbrecht of Domaine Zind-Humbrecht focusses on showcasing the specificity of vineyard sites, owning just single vineyards, including grand cru sites. The ability of the estate to produce wines reflective of their terroir is second to none.
The style of the domaine is also very distinctive, we know of no other Alsace wines that have the cleanliness, precision and freshness that these wines have; indeed, we believe they are stylistically quite different from anything else in Alsace – taste them blind and they are very difficult to place!
Olivier draws on his depth of knowledge (he was the first Frenchman to qualify as a Master of Wine) and experience to challenge and improve his wines each vintage. This focus has transformed the winery with new viticultural techniques, the expansion of the estate, conversion to organic and biodynamic culture and use of workhorses. He is committed to his project and to explaining the wines of Alsace to the consumer, for instance the sweetness index Olivier created, which can be found on all Zind-Humbrecht post 2001 bottles.
This index attempts to combine the residual sugars, alcohol, acidity and overall structure of the wine to better understand the style and with what it’d be best served with:
1: Dry (<2 to 6g/l)
2: Off dry, the sugars aren’t apparent on the palate but there is a roundness
3: Off dry, more sweetness in young wines which fades with age
5: Very sweet, close to late harvest (>45g/l)
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