2020 Domaine Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Rangen

Gewurztraminer - 750ML
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JS 97 WA 96
JS 97

jamessuckling.com, August 2022

Very smoky and flinty with lychee, papaya and star-fruit aromas. A very concentrated and super-silky gewurz that has none of the massiveness or bitterness towards which the wines of this grape so easily tend. And that in...
WA 96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2023

The golden-colored 2020 Gewurztraminer Rangen de Thann Clos Saint Urbain opens with ripe pear, dark chocolate, coriander and flinty aromas. On the palate, this is a rich, fresh, lively, piquant and grapefruit-bitter...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type White
Varietal Gewurztraminer
Country France
Region Alsace
Sub-region Haut Rhin
Appellation Thann
Sub-appellation Rangen
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2020 Domaine Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Rangen, a captivating white wine hailing from the Thann appellation in the Alsace region of France. Crafted by the esteemed producer, Domaine Zind Humbrecht, this wine embodies the essence of elegance and finesse.

In the glass, the wine displays a radiant golden hue, enticing the eye with its rich and vibrant appearance. The aromas that waft from the glass are simply mesmerizing. Very smoky and flinty notes intertwine with the enchanting scents of lychee, papaya, and star-fruit, creating an olfactory symphony that captivates the senses.

On the palate, this Gewurztraminer showcases a remarkable level of concentration and silkiness, defying the expectations typically associated with the varietal. Despite its notable 15% alcohol content, the wine maintains a refreshing and lively character, reminiscent of the finest 2016 Gewurztraminers. The mouthfeel is wonderfully silky, gliding effortlessly across the palate, leaving a lasting impression.

The 2020 Domaine Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Rangen is a product of biodynamically grown grapes, a testament to the producer's commitment to sustainable and environmentally friendly practices. This dedication to quality is evident in every sip.

Renowned wine critic James Suckling awarded this wine an impressive score of 97 points, praising its concentration, silkiness, and long finish. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also bestowed a score of 96 points upon this exceptional Gewurztraminer, noting its ripe pear, dark chocolate, and flinty aromas, as well as its piquant and grapefruit-bitter flavors.

With its remarkable complexity and age-worthy potential, the 2020 Domaine Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Rangen is a true gem that should not be missed. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future indulgence, this wine promises a truly extraordinary experience.