2016 Pinot Gris Grand Cru Rangen de Thann, Clos St Urbain, Zind-Humbrecht

From possibly Olivier's most celebrated plot, this is as good as Pinot Gris gets. There's a richness here you'll rarely find, with notes of manuka honey and fresh flowers. Long and racy, with such taut acidity on the finish, it's Pinot Gris of a different level.

Critic score
98/100
Pricing
Bottle
From a client
Report
6 available
£75.88

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2019 - 2034
  • Colour
    White
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Grand Cru
2016 Pinot Gris Grand Cru Rangen de Thann, Clos St Urbain, Zind-Humbrecht

TASTING NOTES

The most powerful and deepest pinot gris of this vintage from Zind Humbrecht with a ton of smoke, creme-brulee and mushroom character. In spite of the almost 15% alcoholic content, it is properly dry and has a wonderful liveliness at the finish. Drink or hold. Made from biodynamically grown grapes.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
98/100
Domaine Zind Humbrecht

Olivier Zind-Humbrecht is respected not just for his winemaking but also his stature as France’s very first Master of Wine, as well as being a downright nice guy. With 40 hectares of vineyards farmed biodynamically, he is famous for very low yields, and for producing wine from all four noble grapes. Olivier has pioneered a grading system for his wines, labelling one (dry) to five to indicate their sweetness, amongst other efforts to put Alsace and indeed, Zind-Humbrecht, on the fine wine map.

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