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2005 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile (750ml)
Producer: Maison Trimbach maison-trimbach.fr
Appellation: Alsace - France (AOC)
Type: white
Varietal: Riesling
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$55.00
Alcohol %: 13
Tasting Notes:
tasted: June 16, 2013 , Roger Hardy
88 points "Color: deep; Nose: complex; Aromas: citrus fruit; Acidity: crisp; Sweetness: dry; Body: medium-bodied; Finish: persistent; Overall: bold; "
rated: December 31, 2012 , The Wine Advocate erobertparker.com
93 points "The 2005 Riesling Cuvee Frederic Emile follows the lead of the "reserve" bottling in offering palpable extract yet elegance and refinement. Peach, apricot, apricot kernel, lime, and pungent floral notes in the nose lead to a juicy mouthful of citrus and pit fruit with further invigoration added by accents of salt, huckleberry and toasted pumpkin seeds. Blazingly bright in its citricity and palate-staining in its fruit, nut, and mineral intensity, this displays an amazing tiny-berry concentration and utmost clarity when one considers its having been rained on early in October – tribute to an impeccable viticultural regime as well as the breezy location (on the Osterberg) of these vines. It won’t be released until 2010, by which time it can be expected to have “shut down” and re-opened, as well as – I hasten to add – to promise further richness and complexity over the following 12-15 years. Chalk dust, sea breeze and lime in the nose of their 2004 Riesling Reserve set the rather austere tone for this densely-concentrated wine. A hint of muskiness signals an exotic aspect that runs right though a minerally-intense finish that really shows the wines ripe but ultra-bright acidity. Wine Spectator 93 pts -- This racy Riesling shows precision balance and finesse, offering a smoky, minerally undercurrent to layers of fresh apple, white peach, fleur de sel, dried herb and anise flavors. Finely cut and intense, with a long, mouthwatering finish. Better than previously reviewed." Best 2012-2025