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2009 Trimbach Riesling Cuvee Frederic Emile AlsaceRiesling from France

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"The south and south-east facing Ribeauvillé terroirs Geisberg and Osterberg which overlook the winery have been producing this wine for several generations. The average age of...

  • 97 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 96 Wine Enthusiast
  • 92 David Schildknecht - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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97

"This is so open and sexy with blood orange, minerals, flint and stone. Full-bodied and tangy, plus sliced lemon, lime and white peach. Salty with limestone too. Amazing. Drink now."

96 Wine Enthusiast

"#9, 2015 WE Top 100 Wines of the Year: Cellar Selection! A benchmark for Alsace Riesling, Cuvée Frédéric Emile is released only as it approaches maturity, and this 2009 is just getting there now. With kerosene aromas and tight, intensely zesty and mineral flavors, it shows the Trimbach approach—that Riesling needs to be bone dry. It's impressive now, but will be even better from 2016."

92 David Schildknecht - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Citrus zest, fruit pit, huckleberry, and white pepper lend Trimbach’s 2009 Riesling Cuvee Frederic Emile an aromatic piquancy and tactile bite that – allied to an oily texture – might pull a bit too much in a bitter direction were it not for a satisfying and far from vintage-typical abundance of exuberantly juicy lime, tangerine, and kiwi. A high-toned aura of pit fruit distillate hovers over the entire performance. Crushed stone and alkaline mineral notes add depth to an invigoratingly and tenaciously lingering finish. This ought to perform admirably in the classic Frederic Emile role for at least 12-15 years. (Incidentally, it’s bone dry, at 13.5% alcohol.) "

Product Description:

"The south and south-east facing Ribeauvillé terroirs Geisberg and Osterberg which overlook the winery have been producing this wine for several generations. The average age of the vines, 45 years, results in limited yields. The marl-limestone-sandstone and fossil-flecked Muschelkalk composition of the soil, as well as the beautifully ripe grapes selected and harvested at the end of October lend this wine a remarkable personality: a dry and powerful Riesling, underlined by a mineral note and firm ripe acidity. This wine is named for Frédéric Emile who became famous for providing a new guarantee of quality and authenticity for Trimbach in 1898. The prestigious signature wine of the house, the “Cuvée Frédéric Emile” is highly prized by connoisseurs and collectors.

Pair with : gourmet foods, quality fish, caviar, and fine white meats.

Ageing potential : The great “Cuvée Frédéric Emile” vintages age for twenty years and longer." -Winery

Product Detail

Item # 97357
Country France
Region Alsace
Sub-Region Alsace
Ratings

97 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

96 - Wine Enthusiast

92 - David Schildknecht - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2009
Color White
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Riesling
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste apple, pear, peach, apricot and honey
Nose petrol, flint, rose petal, violet, orange peel, apple, pear and peach