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About Domaine Zind Humbrecht
The properties of Zenon Humbrecht and Emile Zind merged in 1959 to form Zind-Humbrecht. The domaine now covers 40 hectares in five villages in the Haut-Rhin; its best parcels from four Grand Cru vineyards: Brand, Hengst, Goldert, and Clos St. Urbain on the steep slopes of Rangen.
95 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2007
($127) Wonderfully pure, fine aromas of spices and honey. Powerfully sweet, primary and spicy, with superconcentrated flavors framed by harmonious ripe acidity. Large-scaled and powerful, with slowly mounting back-end flavors that completely saturate the palate. As tactile as this is, there's no phenolic harshness. This is lower in alcohol but much higher in residual sugar than the other 2005 gewurztraminer VTs, noted Humbrecht, who described these grape skins as perfect. "My philosophy in making this wine is like cooking a lobster. I don't throw anything out. It's necessary to press gently and slowly to extract all the best elements of the skins." I should point out that by this point in my marathon tasting, my handwriting was becoming illegible, and I still had the SGNs to go!