2007 Trimbach Riesling Cuvee Frederic Emile$59.99
We don't offer many Alsatian wines but Trimbach is always a go to for us. This is an ex domaine back vintage bottle that is ready for consumption. One of the signature wines of Trimbach, this is a grand cru but in the 70s they chose not to put the vineyard site on the label. The vine age here is an average 45 years old giving way to a complex and concentrated flavors. At this price it is hard to go wrong and is the best buy from the Trimbach hands down.
Vinous (Stephan Tanzer) 91+? "Good pale color. Rather austere on the nose, hinting at underripe pineapple, crushed stone and menthol. Dense, ripe and dry, with terrific sappiness giving a tactile quality to the dusty flavors of pineapple, grapefruit, lime, spices and stone. There's something subtly full about this broad, very long riesling. Here, too, the acidity is nearly eight grams, and the residual sugar less than one gram. Still an infant."
Wine Advocate (Stephan Reinhardt) 91 points! "The 2007 Riesling Frederic Emile is clear, deep and fruit intense on the nose, very aromatic and mineral. It has over-ripe, dried raisin flavors on the palate that are intense, dry and compact, but does not have the finesse and stimulating elegance of the Clos Ste Hune."