Domaine Zind Humbrecht Rangen de Thann Clos Saint Urbain Pinot Gris 2009


SKU 37601634039910


The nose is dominated by smoky, flinty aromas that are a reminder of the volcanic origin of this vineyard. Of course, the noble rot also influences the nose with more classic honeyed, waxy notes and some 'rôti' character, closer to humus and fresh forest scent. The palate hides the richness of the wine very well behind the strong personality of this vineyard. Still closed, probably in need of air, this wine begs for more ageing. The finish is round, sweet, very racy and forceful.
Category White Wine
Country France
Region Alsace
Brand Domaine Zind Humbrecht
Alcohol/vol 14.3%
  • we95

Wine EnthusiastThis ultrarich, opulent wine has such purity of fruit. With its pepper and spice flavors layered over mango and ripe nectarine, it is a straight line of pure flavor, rich and complex.

Roger Voss, December 1, 2011
  • ws94

Wine SpectatorRacy acidity frames this white, driving white peach, kumquat, star fruit and cantaloupe flavors, with a rich, smoky subnote. Very refined and well-cut, with all the details attended to. The lingering finish echoes the wine's smoky mineral side, with a pretty floral note of orchard blossoms. Drink now through 2030. 670 cases made.

Alison Napjus, October 31, 2011