2004 Riesling Clos Hauserer

Zind-Humbrecht

87Average Score
White
6x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
£165.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
87
Critic Notes

The many insufficiently attentive wine aficionados who can be heard lamenting a supposed absence chez Zind-Humbrecht of dry wine should have their mouths rinsed out repeatedly with the 2004 Riesling Clos Hauserer! (And, by the say, it is the Humbrechts, not I, who have re-introduced the Umlaut.) Mint, boxwood and lime zest on the nose suggest a Sauvignon. Firm acidity, peach pit bitterness, adamantly chalky minerality, and almost explosive acidity in the mouth make for a brash and relatively spare impression, despite palpable thickness of extract and sense of amplitude. Humbrecht imagines that if he planted Riesling in the Goldert, this is the sort of wine it would become. These grapes were very ripe - “turning blue- in fact, he says - but the deeper the roots go into the mother chalk (and these vines now average thirty years of age) the longer, he claims, the wine requires to unclench, even in a less acid-retentive vintage than this. Plan not to even revisit this wine for two or three years. Feb 2008, www.robertparker.com

Score: 87-/100David Schildknecht
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Alsace
Sub-region
Wintzenheim
Colour
White
Taste
Sweet
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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