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Alsace

Alsace produces some of the world's greatest white wines, but they are enormously under-appreciated by UK wine lovers.  We suggest they should be enjoyed on a weekly, if not daily basis!

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WHITE 2017 1 case Zind Humbrecht - Gewurztraminer Hengst Grand Cru 75cl £195 per case of 6 Zind Humbrecht
Gewurztraminer Hengst Grand Cru
2017 / 1 case / 75cl
£195 per case of 6
IB
WHITE 2017 1 case Zind Humbrecht - Pinot Gris Clos Jebsal Vendange Tardive 75cl £225 per case of 6 Zind Humbrecht
Pinot Gris Clos Jebsal Vendange Tardive
2017 / 1 case / 75cl
£225 per case of 6
IB
WHITE 2017 1 case Zind Humbrecht - Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl 75cl £175 per case of 6 Zind Humbrecht
Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl
2017 / 1 case / 75cl
£175 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesEntrancing delicate peach skin aromas on the nose, like a very fine and intense peach fragrance, light and elegant. Balanced on the palate (just 12.5% abv) with some mineral intensity, quite stunning. RKL Tasted as a sample straight fro the oak vat, the 2017 Alsace Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl is pure, fresh and chalky on the very deep, intense, flinty/smoky nose. Not sulfured yet and not fermented to full dry, this is a textured, lush and finely structured Pinot with delicate tannins and charming fruit. At this stage, this can only be a very provisional comment and score. Tasted October 2018. 90-93 points." Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate 239 (SR)
WHITE 2019 1 case Zind Humbrecht - Riesling Clos Hauserer 75cl £220 per case of 6 Zind Humbrecht
Riesling Clos Hauserer
2019 / 1 case / 75cl
£220 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The Clos Häuserer is a little 1.2ha vineyard planted with Riesling in 1973. It isn’t an historic vineyard as such as it was created by my father, who managed to group together many small parcels to form a large coherent square. It is bordered on the top by the Hengst Grand Cru and the Häuserer road just below (the road to the houses in reference to an old roman settlement not far away). It was easy then to appreciate the quality potential of this vineyard and its capacity to produce long lived wines. The Clos Häuserer is lying on the same mother rock as the Hengst: a siliceous marl limestone from the oligocen period, but with a top soil layer much thicker (about 1 meter). This vineyard enjoys a warm micro-climate in summer, but the soil remains cool and the vines never suffer from drought. Like many wines produced on this geology, the Clos Häuserer is slow to ferment. The 2019 was harvested at a perfect ripeness and finished bone dry." Olivier Humbrecht MW------"With its cornucopia of yellow fruit, floral notes and wet-stone character, this is at once fleshy and enormously structured. Nothing opulent or warm about it at all, though. In fact, the very long finish is decisively cool. You really need some time to take in this embarrassment of riches! From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold. 96 points." James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com Jul '21
WHITE 2020 2 cases Zind Humbrecht - Gewurztraminer Clos Windsbuhl 75cl £210 per case of 6 Zind Humbrecht
Gewurztraminer Clos Windsbuhl
2020 / 2 cases / 75cl
£210 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"Very fragrant nose of yellow and pink roses with plenty of turkish delight. Very concentrated, but the fine tannins and excellent freshness (in spite of modest acidity) give this a wonderful balance, which makes this frankly off-dry gewurz hard to resist. And the turkish-delight finish is also something else! From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold. 95 points" jamessuckling.com
WHITE 2020 10 cases Zind Humbrecht - Gewurztraminer Rangen de Thann Clos St Urbain 75cl £285 per case of 6 Zind Humbrecht
Gewurztraminer Rangen de Thann Clos St Urbain
2020 / 10 cases / 75cl
£285 per case of 6
IB
WHITE 2020 2 cases Zind Humbrecht - Muscat Goldert 75cl £135 per case of 6 Zind Humbrecht
Muscat Goldert
2020 / 2 cases / 75cl
£135 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"A very complex and structured wine for muscat, with aromas of star fruit, passion fruit,Thai basil and mandarin, plus a hint of youthful yeastiness. Great textural complexity considering this weighs in at just under 13% alcohol. Plenty of chalky drive through the long, expansive finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold. 95 points" jamessuckling.com
WHITE 2020 1 case Zind Humbrecht - Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl 75cl £210 per case of 6 Zind Humbrecht
Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl
2020 / 1 case / 75cl
£210 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"This smells of the ripest melon you can imagine. Fresh herbal notes, including a touch of mint. Super-elegant and bright with a very sensual, silky texture on the generous palate. The stunning concentration masks the high acidity that drives the very long and chalky finish. With this much vitality it surely has enormous aging potential. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold. 96 points" jamessuckling.com
WHITE 2020 5 cases Zind Humbrecht - Pinot Gris Rangen de Thann Clos St Urbain 75cl £285 per case of 6 Zind Humbrecht
Pinot Gris Rangen de Thann Clos St Urbain
2020 / 5 cases / 75cl
£285 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"Super smoky, spicy and flinty, this imposing and enveloping pinot gris is barely off-dry. Welcome to a world of smoky and textural complexity on the deep and refined palate. The power and concentration are almost as complete as the ripeness, effortlessly handling the 13.5% alcohol. Super-long, creamy and spicy finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold. 98 points" jamessuckling.com
WHITE 2020 7 cases Zind Humbrecht - Riesling Brand 75cl £252 per case of 6 Zind Humbrecht
Riesling Brand
2020 / 7 cases / 75cl
£252 per case of 6
IB
WHITE 2020 1 case Zind Humbrecht - Riesling Clos Hauserer 75cl £168 per case of 6 Zind Humbrecht
Riesling Clos Hauserer
2020 / 1 case / 75cl
£168 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"A lot of riesling freaks say the grape needs stony soils, but here’s a beautiful example of how well it can do on clay-rich soil. So much citrus and peach here, even though there’s still a touch of youthful leeriness. Rich and powerful, it also has a very firm core behind the breathtaking succulence. Already great integration of concentration, fine tannins and bright acidity through the very long and complete finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold. 96 points" jamessuckling.com
WHITE 2020 10 cases Zind Humbrecht - Zind' Chardonnay-Auxerrois 75cl £95 per case of 6 Zind Humbrecht
Zind' Chardonnay-Auxerrois
2020 / 10 cases / 75cl
£95 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"From Chardonnay and Auxerrois vines in shale limestone soils in Hunawihr, the 2020 Zind offers an excellent, exciting bouquet with ripe and concentrated aromas of crushed limestones and lemon peels. This is a medium to full-bodied, dense, lush and tensioned wine with great purity and persistent salinity. The finish is long, intense and full of energy and power as well as mineral grip and tension, with lovely lemon bitters. It's a gorgeous wine. 12.8% stated alcohol. Natural cork. Tasted at the domaine in April 2022. Drink 2023 - 2045. 93 points" Stephan Reinhardt, RobertParker.com
WHITE 2021 Zind Humbrecht - Gewurztraminer Clos Windsbuhl 75cl £251 per case of 6 Zind Humbrecht
Gewurztraminer Clos Windsbuhl
2021 / / 75cl
£251 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2021 Gewurztraminer Clos Windsbuhl is from older plots of Gewurztraminer in the upper part of Windsbuhl on Triassic limestone. Its nose displays honey, lemon-edged rose petals and fresh ginger. While the nose signals sweetness, the palate is bone-dry, super-textured and shows full-on pithiness, shimmering with bitter almond and marzipan. The wine is dry, playing with your senses - a fantastic game that sets the tastebuds on high alert. The lemon zest finish is full of spice and really long. Wow. (Bone-dry) 95 points" Anne Krebiehl MW, Vinous.com------"A super-clean and crisp wine for gewurz with an intensely chalky minerality that takes your breathe away. So clean and bright it’s light years away from what anybody expects from this grape. Lovely zesty citrusy freshness at the finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold. 95 points" jamesuckling.com (SP)
WHITE 2021 Zind Humbrecht - Gewurztraminer Hengst Grand Cru 75cl £251 per case of 6 Zind Humbrecht
Gewurztraminer Hengst Grand Cru
2021 / / 75cl
£251 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2021 Gewurztraminer Hengst Grand Cru is from Oligocene limestone with some clay. This is made from the two oldest plots the domaine owns, planted between the two World Wars. Old Gewurztraminer genetics are less aromatically overt than current selections. Here, an earthy reduction comes first. As it dissipates, peach and pear shine through, just edged with a touch of rose petal. The palate is juicy, rounded and generous, almost dripping with peach juice and Mirabelle, but dry. The structure comes from texture rather than acid, which is balanced and fresh. Lovely citrus pith bitterness defines the palate and the dry finish. (Dry) 94 points" Anne Krebiehl MW, Vinous.com------"This has almost exactly the balance that I remember from the great gewurz of the late 20th century. Fragrant turkish delight character, rich yet dry with a wonderful interplay of ripeness, a mere hint of grape sweetness and complex spiciness. What a beautiful finish! From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold. 97 points" jamesuckling.com (SP)
WHITE 2021 Zind Humbrecht - Muscat Goldert 75cl £174 per case of 6 Zind Humbrecht
Muscat Goldert
2021 / / 75cl
£174 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2021 Muscat Goldert Grand Cru comes from a mix of limestone and clay with deep topsoil, a site famed for Muscat. A gentle orange zest and orange blossom fragrance is clouded with some reductive smoke. The palate is smooth, rich and almost viscous. Still, the wine is dry, with a lovely lemon notion of acidity, softened by malolactic fermentation, which also took some of the varietal headiness. This results in a gently aromatic, fine, light bone-dry wine that will evolve beautifully. (Bone dry) 94 points" Anne Krebiehl MW, Vinous.com------"The extrovert fruit on the nose with plenty of exotic floral notes makes you think this is going to be a sweet late-harvest wine, but it’s bone-dry with a vibrant pink grapefruit character. Super-elegant balance with great precision at the long, very delicate finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold. 95 points" jamesuckling.com (SP)
WHITE 2021 Zind Humbrecht - Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl 75cl £251 per case of 6 Zind Humbrecht
Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl
2021 / / 75cl
£251 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2021 Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl has a flicker of reduction and shows off subtle russet pear, ripe and gentle. The palate has a pear peel texture and seems almost austere with its bone-dryness. A lemon touch makes the mouth water and becomes more intense towards the dry finish, which holds some gingerbread spice, ginger and cinnamon. Gorgeous and different. (Bone-dry) 94 points" Anne Krebiehl MW, Vinous.com------"A rich and vibrant pinot gris that manages to also be light, delicate and graceful. Very deep and cool finish that pulls you down into dark ocean waters where you encounter the mystery of this great wine. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold. 96 points" jamesuckling.com (SP)
WHITE 2021 Zind Humbrecht - Riesling Clos Windsbuhl 75cl £302 per case of 6 Zind Humbrecht
Riesling Clos Windsbuhl
2021 / / 75cl
£302 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2021 Riesling Clos Windsbuhl is grown on Triassic limestone, facing east to southeast, on the upper part of the clos with less topsoil. The age of the old vines is unknown, estimated to be 65 years old. The younger vines were planted in the early 1980s. Windsbuhl means windy hill and used to be referred to as petit Sibérie - so it comes into its own now. Reduction takes over on the nose, but underneath, there are gentle glimpses of lemon. The palate has a real phenolic edge, a lovely, pithy bitterness that lends contour to the lemony flow. Lovely flashes of passion fruit pop up, upping the aromatic game, lending allure to flavor and texture, underlined by a bone-dry finish. (Bone-dry) 95 points" Anne Krebiehl MW, Vinous.com------"A noble wine that’s extremely subtle and delicate, the power seriously underplayed, almost hiding in the many corners of this shy beauty. Super-elegant interplay of ripe acidity, medium body and silkiness. Great aging potential. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold. 95 points" jamesuckling.com (SP)
WHITE 2021 Zind Humbrecht - Riesling Rangen de Thann Clos St Urbain 75cl £380 per case of 6 Zind Humbrecht
Riesling Rangen de Thann Clos St Urbain
2021 / / 75cl
£380 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2021 Riesling Rangen de Thann Clos Saint Urbain Grand Cru is from the famously steep and dark volcanic rock of Rangen with some sandstone inclusions. The soil is rich in potassium which buffers the pH of the wine, making the acid less strident yet lending much power to the wines. The oldest plots of Riesling are up to 60 years old; the younger vines are 45 years old. The color is golden. Underneath the reduction is a spicy smokiness, with greengage and white pepper. There is something utterly fluid, intense, compact and concentrated that seems to have a total verticality, driving into the depth of the rock. The wine has luminous citric yet balanced freshness and is clear as a bell. Wait for this because it will be sensational. The finish is bone-dry and salty. (Bone-dry) 96 points" Anne Krebiehl MW, Vinous.com------"Welcome to the dark side of the dry riesling force where gunpowder meets the stone at the heart of the peach. Dazzling racy intensity. Super-long and pure with a mountain of crushed rock character at the smoky finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold. 98 points" jamesuckling.com (SP)
WHITE 2021 Zind Humbrecht - Zind' Chardonnay-Auxerrois 75cl £115 per case of 6 Zind Humbrecht
Zind' Chardonnay-Auxerrois
2021 / / 75cl
£115 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2021 Zind is declared as Vin de France, as it is based on 70% of Chardonnay; the rest is Auxerrois. The Chardonnay is from Clos Windsbuhl in Hunawihr, and the Auxerrois is from Hunawihr. The wines are co-fermented in a large foudre. Lovely flinty reduction flickers enticingly. The palate is mellower than the nose suggests, rounded and smooth, with a subtle note of nutty wood. The medium body is fresh and mouth-watering, beautifully balanced. (Bone-dry). 89 points" Anne Krebiehl MW, Vinous.com ------"Wonderful nose of honeycomb, flint and smoke with underlying candied lemon character. The impressive tannin structure is married to a restrained candied citrus richness. Long finish with bright acidity, fine tannin and chalky minerality. A cuvee that’s based auxerrois with chardonnay and some pinot gris. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold. 93 points" jamesuckling.com (SP)

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