2015 Domaine Zind Humbrecht Riesling Rangen de Thann Clos St Urbain
Riesling - 750ML
  • WA 96
  • VN 94

Reg: $94.94

$84.94

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Reg: $94.94

$84.94

This product is
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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2017
(WA94-96 points) The 2015 Riesling Rangen de Thann Clos Saint Urbain opens pure, deep and cool; it is very fresh and stony, as if a giant had crushed lava! On the palate this is a silky textured, yet firmly structured... (WA94-96 points) The 2015 Riesling Rangen de Thann Clos Saint Urbain opens pure, deep and cool; it is very fresh and stony, as if a giant had crushed lava! On the palate this is a silky textured, yet firmly structured wine that shows fine tannins rather than acidity. The latter plays the first fiddle only in the finish, which is salty, pure and finessed, provided with great tension and an endless flow of wet stones. It is, perhaps, less dramatic than the Brand, but even more balanced and elegant at this early moment. So pure and vital! - Stephan Reinhardt
VN 94
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, April 2018
94+ Vivid straw-gold. Rich, deep aromas and flavors of pear nectar, gunflint and sweet spices, displaying noteworthy freshness derived mostly from the wine’s strong salinity. The classically dry, savory finish extends... 94+ Vivid straw-gold. Rich, deep aromas and flavors of pear nectar, gunflint and sweet spices, displaying noteworthy freshness derived mostly from the wine’s strong salinity. The classically dry, savory finish extends the flavors on the long, rich back end. This Rangen was made with grapes from plots situated both up high and down low on the Rangen hill; as 2015 was a very dry year, there was no noble rot (the wine clocks in at 13.6% alcohol with 4 g/L residual sugar). This is a very different Rangen Riesling from Zind-Humbrecht, a polar opposite of the much more floral 2008 or 2009 wines; in 2015, it is more about herbs and is presently much less (youthfully?) mineral than it is normally. Though I prefer other past vintages of Zind-Humbrecht Rangens, I do find it fascinating that for such a big wine, this 2015 does not come across as fat or flabby but is actually lively and nuanced, in the manner of the 2010 or 2013 Rangens. Those looking for lip-smacking floral daintiness won’t be as impressed by this wine as I was, but I think time will prove me right. -- Ian D'Agata
Color & Type White
Varietal Riesling
Country France
Region Alsace
Sub-region Haut Rhin
Vintage 2015
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork