2015 Riesling Brand

Zind-Humbrecht

96Average Score
White
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Scores & Notes
Average Score
96
Critic Notes

This is a very ripe and concentrated wine with caramelized pineapple, smoke and spice. A fireworks display of minerals on the palate that doesn't want to stop, but the texture is also stunning and that follows through into the super-long sea-salt finish. Great now, but has 20-30 years of aging potential. Made from biodynamic grapes. Ecocert certified. Jun 2017, www.jamessuckling.com

Score: 96-/100James Suckling

From granite soils, Humbrecht's 2015 Riesling Brand is terribly pure, fine and highly precise, delivering crushed stones and lemon perfume, as if it were another Sommerberg. Exciting! On the palate, this is a lush yet pure, intense and ripe, yet mineral and piquant Riesling; it has great elegance, noble intensity and great terroir expression. What a stimulating richness but also purity here, a beautifully fine tannin grip (as if it was Pinot Noir), and a long and persistent finish. This is a must buy of the vintage. Olivier compares the 2015 to 1983, which was also a very warm year and delivered elegant wines. This is pure, rich, lean, piquant and mineral, very stony, lush and fruity. Most of all, it is full of energy and fascination! A must buy! Mar 2017, www.robertparker.com

Score: 95-96/100Stephan Reinhardt
F+R Opinion
Domaine Zind-Humbrecht 2012s with Olivier Humbrecht MW
Olivier Humbrecht joined us in the FINE+RARE office to talk to us about the domaine and taste through his newly released 2012s, which mark his 25th vintage as winemaker. Here, we share some of our team’s favourites. Domaine Zind-Humbrecht is one of, if not the, legendary wineries of Alsace. Based in Turckheim, the family domaine has been producing wine since ...
ON August 1, 2014
Zind Humbrecht - A Pure Representation of Place and Time
Widely acknowledged as one of the legendary wineries in Alsace, the wines of Domaine Zind Humbrecht are nothing short of magical. The pedigree is undeniable; the estate boasts over 100 acres of vineyards, including 4 of the prestigious Grand Crus - Rangen, Brand, Hengst and Goldert -  and single vineyards - Rotenberg, Clos Hauserer, Herrenweg, Clos Jebsal, Heimbeourg and Clos ...
ON July 16, 2015
Domaine Zind Humbrecht - Discover the top terroir sites of Alsace
Last week we were fortunate to have the man himself, Olivier Humbrecht, from legendary Domaine Zind Humbrecht in our London office presenting a fascinating tasting through the different top vineyard sites of Alsace. Through the tasting we sampled the different varietals grown on the same vineyards, as opposed to tasting in varietal order. It was an intriguing insight into terroir ...
ON June 7, 2019
Germany 2015: S.A. Prüm Riesling Tasting
We recently played host to top Riesling producer S.A. Prüm, who visited our London office to take us through a brilliant tasting of their wines. From a selection of excellent back-vintages to some of the hotly anticipated 2015s, these are a Riesling lover’s dream... Last week FINE+RARE were delighted to host Raimund Prüm, the man at the helm of well-respected Mosel ...
ON June 30, 2016
A Feast with Olivier Humbrecht at Hunan
After our wonderful masterclass with Olivier Humbrecht of Domaine Zind-Humbrecht, we whisked him away, along with a few of our customers, to Hunan – one of London’s leading Chinese restaurants. Olivier planned another brilliant tasting for us – a Heimbourg vertical – designed to showcase the particularities of this single vineyard. With a particular focus on the Heimbourg Gewurztraminer, the ...
ON August 6, 2014
Product details
Country
France
Region
Alsace
Sub-region
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Colour
White
Taste
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Alcohol %
13%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
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Country
France
Region
Alsace
Sub-region
-
Colour
White
Taste
-
Alcohol %
13%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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