2008 Riesling Clos Hauserer

Zind-Humbrecht

92Average Score
White
2010-2020
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Scores & Notes
Average Score
92
Drinking window
2010-2020
Critic Notes

Juicy acidity enlivens the quince, white peach, salt and stone notes of this bold Riesling, which is firmly structured, but still stylish and well put together, thanks to the fine balance and length. A pretty floral note lingers on the finish. 500 cases made. Oct 10, www.winespectator.com, Drink 2010-2020

Score: 92-/100Wine SpectatorDrinking Window: 2010-2020

Oyster shell, salt spray, and kelp lend the Zind-Humbrecht 2008 Riesling Clos Hauserer a strikingly marine cast. Clear and juicy if relatively austere, this persists in its oceanic ways while deploying fresh citrus and tart plum to every crevice of the mouth, leaving a bracing, invigorating, saliva-inducing, rapier and mineral-tinged finishing impression. An over-10 grams acidic, 12.8% alcohol Riesling, it be worth following for a good 15 years (“perhaps longer,” suggests its author) though it is best suited for those whose archetype of Alsace Riesling may strike other wine lovers as severe. “The grapes were beautiful gold, not the least green,” notes Humbrecht, “so I have to admit that I was surprised when I learned the acidity of the wine.” He assures me that it underwent malo – there just wasn’t much malic acid to transform! May 2011, www.robertparker.com

Score: 91-/100David Schildknecht
F+R Opinion
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ON August 1, 2014
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ON July 16, 2015
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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 ...
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ON June 30, 2016
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ON August 6, 2014
Product details
Country
France
Region
Alsace
Sub-region
Wintzenheim
Colour
White
Taste
Sweet
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2010-2020
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