1994 Domaine Zind Humbrecht Tokay Pinot Gris Rangen Clos St Urbain Vendange Tardive

Share on Facebook

1994 Domaine Zind Humbrecht Tokay Pinot Gris Rangen Clos St Urbain Vendange Tardive image

(99 Points)



The 1994 Tokay-Pinot Gris Rangen Clos St.-Urbain V.T. was made from microscopic yields of one-half ton of fruit per acre, and attained 16% alcohol naturally. The wine is absolutely amazing. With its honeyed, exotic fruit, buttery, spicy, waxy nose, thick, unctuously rich, massive flavors, vibrant acidity, and smashingly long finish, this Z-H wine could be classified as a food product rather than as a beverage. Like several of these wines, 5-6 years of cellaring is essential, but the Clos St.-Urbain V.T. will last for 25-30 years. This 1994 Tokay-Pinot Gris is virtually perfect.



I tasted four Vendange Tardive Pinot Gris offerings from the Domaine Zind-Humbrecht in 1994. Almost all were made from yields that averaged one-half to just over a ton of fruit per acre! Their alcohol levels are in the 15%+ range. Readers should recognize that all of these wines take concentration, extract, intensity, alcohol, purity, and mouth-savoring characteristics to the maximum. In short, they represent the essence of great winemaking - tiny yields from profoundly well-placed vineyards, spectacular concentration and balance, and the potential for 25-30+ years of ageability. Depending on the level of acidity (unusually high in this vintage) these wines taste off-dry rather than moderately sweet. To reiterate, only the greatest Montrachets from Burgundy attain this stature. And if the truth be known, these wines are richer and more ageworthy than most Montrachets.



With respect to the recently released wines, Olivier Humbrecht stated that he had never seen such intensely ripe Pinot Gris with such high levels of acidity.  Wine Advocate #105, Jun 1996


  • List Price: $295.00

Quantity in Stock: 2

add to cart

Share on Facebook

continue shopping

Customers who bought this also bought:

  1. 2015 Tenuta San Guisto a Rentennano Merlot Toscana La Ricolma - (98 Points) Wow, the 2015 La Ricolma is wine that leaves you speechlessquite literallybecause you'll want to focus all your att...

Cart Summary

Your shopping cart is empty!

Wine Watch Events

Duckhorn Winery Portfolio Tasting

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

  “My only regret in life is that I did not drink more wine.”  Ernest Hemingway ...

The Domaines of Louis Jadot Burgundy Tasting - One of Burgundy's Biggest and Best Producers with Special Guest Antoine Collet

Fri, Sep 27, 2019

"Drinking is a very demanding profession and I can't hold down two jobs at once" Morgan Freidman W...

Opus One Vertical Tasting

Sat, Sep 28, 2019

“Excellent wine generates enthusiasm. And whatever you do with enthusiasm is generally successful. Baron Phi...

Roda Rioja Wine Tasting with Special Guest Maria Santaolaya

Thu, Oct 3, 2019

Wine and cheese are ageless companions, like aspirin and aches, or June and moon, or good people and noble ventures...

Piedmont Wine Tasting in the Wine Cave - It's all about Barbera and Nebbiolo

Fri, Oct 4, 2019

Piedmont Wine Tasting in the Wine Cave - It's all about Barbera and Nebbiolo

Vintage Barolo All Stars

Sat, Oct 5, 2019

1961 Franco Fiorini Barolo 1970 Prunotto  Barbaresco Montestefano 1979 Bruno GiacosaBarbaresco Santa St...

Saget La Perriere Loire Valley Wine Tasting with Special Guest Arnaud Saget

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Saget La Perriere Loire Valley Wine Tasting with Special Guest Arnaud Saget Thursday, October 10th 7:30pm SAG...

Avignonesi Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano Wine tasting

Fri, Oct 11, 2019

“Most bad," the host concluded. "If you ask me, something sinister lurks in men who avoid wine, games, th...

Gaja and White Truffle Piedmont Wine Tasting

Sat, Oct 12, 2019

Gaja and White Truffle Piedmont Wine Tasting

Chateau Calon Segur Bordeaux Wine Tasting

Tue, Oct 15, 2019

Chateau Calon Segur Bordeaux Wine Tasting