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1999 Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Brand Turckheim

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July 8, 2018 - $47



93Stephen Tanzer

Knockout nose of fresh and dried fruits, honey and white flowers. Delicious fruit salad and citrus skin flavors complicated by spices and honey. Lovely ripe acidity leavens the 22 g/l residual sugar.

92The Wine Advocate

...a velvety-textured, medium-bodied wine. The richest of Humbrecht's 1999 Rieslings, it has a sexy, lush, feminine character filled with ripe pears, fruit pulp, herbal tea, and spices. It has outstanding depth and a long finish...

92Wine Spectator

A complex, layered Riesling, in both flavor and texture. Rich for the vintage, this offers apricot, honey, spice and mineral flavors on a warm lush texture. It's easy to overlook the weight and structure...


France, Alsace, Brand

Alsace in northeastern France is so close to Germany that the wines of Alsace and Germany are often confused. Both are typically sold in distinctive, slim, long-necked bottles, and are made from the same grapes. Alsace has never officially been a part of Germany, though it was occupied by the German military in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Wine writer Hugh Johnson has noted that despite German influences, Alsace’s “soul is entirely French. Alsace makes Germanic wines in the French way.” In contrast to German wines, Alsace wines generally are very dry, with a higher alcohol content and riper, more scented fruit. Alsace has 33,000 acres of vineyards, many of them in the picturesque foothills of the Vosges Mountains. The grapes of the region are Sylvaner, Muscat, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc. Pinot Noir is also grown, though it is mainly used for Rosé wines. Alsace’s most admired wines are its Rieslings, which since 1985 may be designated as Grand Crus. Some 50 vineyards in the region have been classified as Grand Crus, and are allowed to use the appellation on their labels. Unlike all other French winemaking regions, Alsace labels are varietal, meaning that a wine made of Riesling, for example, is called Riesling. Official Alsace appellations include Cremant d’Alsace for sparkling wines.


White Wine, Riesling, Alsace Grand Cru AC

This white variety originated in Germany. It’s known for its strong flowery aromas and high acidity. Please note Rieslings can have dramatic differences as the grape can be used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling wines.


1999 Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Brand Turckheim

475 cases produced