Wines from Alsatian Winery Zind Humbrecht

January 16, 2004


The theme was Alsasian Whites from Different Grapes focusing on Zind-Humbrecht. This is arranged by Mike-san, and he had a mixture of grape varieties, but intended to focus to dry ones.  An Australian Riesling and a Pinot Gris from New Zealand were also included to cause confusion and complicate the tasting.  The result suggests it looks like people prefers Liesling the best and PinotGris as the second then Gewurztraminer, relatively expensive thou, the worst. This might have effected by the setting which we put same grapes side by side.



No Wine Year Grape Region Yen Shop Rank 1s 2s Ls
A Zind Humbrecht Vin de Table "Zind One" 2001 - France 3,000 Ginza-ya 2 4 4 0
B Zind Humbrecht Tokay-Pinot Gris 2001 PinotGris France 3,000 Ginza-ya 4 1 4 1
C Goldridge Estate 2001 PinotGris NewZealand 2,000 Tokyu Toyoko 7 2 0 3
D Leeuwin Estate "Art Series" 2002 Riesling Australia 2,200 Tokyu Toyoko 6 1 1 1
E Zind Humbrecht Riesling Thann 2001 Riesling France 3,900 Ginza-ya 5 0 2 1
F Zind Humbrecht Riesling Herrenweg Turckheim 2001 Riesling France 3,975 Ginza-ya 3 4 4 0
G Zind Humbrecht Riesling Rangen Clos St.Urbain 2001 Riesling France 7,475 Ginza-ya 1 5 3 0
H Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Goldest 2001 Gewurztraminer France 6,050 Ginza-ya 8 0 1 2
I Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Hengst 2001 Gewurztraminer France 6,850 Ginza-ya 9 1 0 9

Rank: 1=Most Prefered, 9=Worst,
1s:No of attendee prefered best,
2s: No of attendee chose second best,
Ls:No of atendee ranked worst

Dishes for tonight

Place: at the restaurent Bon Chere, Shampia Hotel Akasaka


Tuna and avocado with Spain sauce


White lever mousse of free range chicken


Consomme Potage of 9 vegitables


Fresh scallops and anchovy terrine with sesami cracker
生帆立とアンチョビの温かいテリーヌ 胡麻のフィアンティーヌ


The roast of a Japanese beef


Strawbery bavarois in shou and Tofu icecream with beet sugar sauce
苺のババロアのパリブレスト 豆腐のアイス黒蜜ソース

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