Domaine Zind Humbrecht Riesling Grand Cru Brand Alsace 2015

Such a complexity, the wine is intense and ripe yet elegant with mouthwatering freshness, long and dry finish. Like Zindt-Humbrecht said, "Both the granite and sun have shaped this wine!", it is a powerful and muscular Riesling that already approachable now but will age for decades gracefully. 

Better in 2020-2040

Type: White-Dry Producer: Domaine Zindt-Humbrecht Appellation: Brand Region: Alsace Vintage: 2015 Grape: Riesling Country: France Style: Green and flinty Alcohol: 13,5% Content: 750ml Allergens: Contains Sulfite

(€82,67 / litre)


95-96 points Wine Advocate
From granite soils, Humbrecht's 2015 Riesling Brand is terribly pure, fine and highly precise, delivering crushed stones and lemon perfume, as if it were another Sommerberg. Exciting! On the palate, this is a lush yet pure, intense and ripe, yet mineral and piquant Riesling; it has great elegance, noble intensity and great terroir expression. What a stimulating richness but also purity here, a beautifully fine tannin grip (as if it was Pinot Noir), and a long and persistent finish. This is a must buy of the vintage. Olivier compares the 2015 to 1983, which was also a very warm year and delivered elegant wines. This is pure, rich, lean, piquant and mineral, very stony, lush and fruity. Most of all, it is full of energy and fascination! A must buy!