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2008 Domaine Zind Humbrecht Riesling Brand Selection de Grains Nobles (half bottle)
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Albert Hertz, Eguisheim
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.

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2008 Domaine Zind Humbrecht Riesling Brand Selection de Grains Nobles (half bottle)

Producer: Domaine Zind Humbrecht
Style: Sweet Wine
Grape Type: Riesling
Origin: France
Region: Alsace

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97 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2010

(200 for 375 ml.; 9.5% alcohol, 172 g/l r.s. and 10.4 acidity) Bright medium gold. Very pure, youthful aromas of pineapple, golden raisin and honey. Bracing acidity gives energy and grip to the highly concentrated, razor-sharp flavors of marmalade, apricot and honey. Very sweet and smooth but not glyceral or thick. A fruit bomb and an infant today. This compelling, somewhat high-toned SGN is dense and tactile but almost magically light on its feet. The aftertaste is extremely long and honeyed.

95 Points | Wine Spectator
96 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Albert Hertz, Eguisheim
About Alsace

Alsace has been almost pathologically ignored by the American wine-drinking public for generations--a real mystery in light of the great number of juicy, pure wines produced in this picture-postcard region of northeastern France.
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The Riesling grape may scare away some wine novices. In Germany, where the grape reaches its finest expression, labels hew to a rigid, abstruse set of classifications, leaving newcomers with little idea what they may be looking at. Furthermore, many wine drinkers' early experiences with sweet wines from Germany (think Blue Nun), have not been especially rewarding. We say that it's your loss if you continue to fear the...
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