Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Alsace Aoc Clos Häuserer 2006
As cool as a cucumber, Clos Hauserer's limestone-rich soils make it one ofOlivier's most minerally wines. The nose brims with chalky floral notes andlimey purity while the palate shows such linearity, such 'droiteur', with only15 grams/litre of residual sugar. Clos Häuserer is one of Olivier'sless well-known vineyards, lying in the shadow of Grand Cru Hengst nearTurckheim. Yet it's perhaps this very fact that has imbued the wine withan unassuming profile; something not lost on the locals, with whom it hasbecome a hit apparently. This is a dry wine for earlier drinking till 2016,with plaice ideally. (David Berry Green - BBR Buyer)
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Its elegance belies its power. Apple blossom and quince paste notes layer kumquat and pink grapefruit flavors, while a hint of white pepper plays off the zesty acidity. The clean, lingering finish is subtle, echoing a lightly honeyed note. Best from 2011 through 2025.
(14% alcohol with 8.8 g/l r.s) Bright lemon-yellow color. Floral honey, ripe citrus fruits and apricot on the nose; hints at a late-harvest character. Then broad and sexy in the mouth but racy, with a slightly glyceral, honeyed texture cut by firm acidity. A very tactile, nicely balanced wine with a subtle sweetness. Finishes gripping and long. Today I prefer this to the 2007, but of course the newer vintage was not yet in bottle in September.