Domaine Zind Humbrecht, Brand Riesling 2011
Bottle Size: 75cl
Region: France: Alsace
Grape Variety: Riesling
Wearing its extract and sense of density on its sleeve but by no means heavy-weight even at 14% alcohol, Zind-Humbrecht 2011 Riesling Brand (last tasted from cask) suggests both huckleberry and cassis along with bitter-sweet floral perfume and fresh citrus. With piquancy bordering on outright bitterness allied with sizzle of musky rose radish, only the sheer juiciness of this firm Riesling keeps it from being too austere. I suspect it will prove worth following through 2028, not to mention that generosity more typical of both its site and vintage will emerge over the next couple of years. Tasted August 2014. 90-91 Points David Schildknecht, The Wine Advocate.