The 2005 Zind Humbrecht ‘Heimbourg’ Selection de Grains Nobles is a fantastic effort from what was generally a challenging vintage in Alsace. Already quite evolved on the nose, this takes on candied ginger tones that collide with nutmeg, orange marmalade and shades of peat moss that meld together in the glass. The unctuous texture really entices as does the length, giving an err of hedonism. Layers of baked apple and exotic spices combine with ripe pineapple, mango and beeswax, with damp earthy tones on the palate. Fantastic now at the fifteen year mark, based on the current acid profile this is gorgeous to enjoy now and most likely won’t improve in years to come. Drink 2020-2027- 93 — 4 days ago
Nez déniaisé et fort joli de fruits tropicaux jaunes et de pétrole. La bouche est riche, grasse mais sèche, avec une certaine amertume. L'acidité est bien présente sans être dominante. Je me croyais en présence d'un riesling autrichien de haut vol. J'ai beaucoup aimé. — 4 days ago
Another excellent vintage of this nice little Alsatian White Blend. (90% Silvaner/10% Pinot Blanc). Hint of white flowers and ripe yellow apples on the nose. Fresh tropical fruit flavors and peppery spice on the pallet. A bit of a creamy texture. A hint of fizz which makes this wine very refreshing. Great QPR- even with a tariff on French wines. — 4 days ago
Colour: very pale, almost white in colour.
Smell: aromatic, lemons, apricot, citrusy
Taste: refreshing citrus fruit type aroma with abit of vanilla, caramel and oak coming through in the end. Long lasting vanilla on the tongue.
Rongy will definitely like this one — 5 days ago
Prior notes from March 2020 still apply. Most enjoyable and refreshing - mandarin and lime juice notes on the palate. Diminished acid. I hope European Riesling makers continue to use screw caps. Would be difficult to find an Australian Riesling producer who doesn’t use screw caps these days. — 19 days ago