Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Zind-Humbrecht, Riesling, Gueberschwihr, 2004

This wine is mostly about power, though it does show a potential for elegance as it opens. Minerals and cookie dough on the nose, with fruit in the background framed by a certain smokiness that comes and goes. The palate right now is not just youthful, it’s primary, quartz peppered with grapefruit pips and etched with acid, with a long, fiery finish. (Jun. 28, 2007)

This wine was imported by WineRoute last year and sold for about 130 NIS (30 USD). I admit the price rekindled my hope for eventual peace on earth, that is, it's still expensive for a non-Grand Cru but decent for Zind-Humbrecht.

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