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Trimbach Riesling Alsace Aoc Clos Ste. Hune 2009

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Beautifully perfumed on the nose with seared citrus fruits, flinty minerality and a cardamom like spice note. A touch loose at first but this quickly finds it's focus offering awesome minerality after the sweetish attack. A bit washed out on the mid-palate but really picks it up on the very long finish with it's notes of kaffir lime leaf, faded curry and green walnut tones that frame the precise, bright fruit. 2008-2022 93pts

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Trimbach:
Established in 1626, the Trimbach family has a wine-making history stretching back almost 400 years. It was not until the late 19th century, however, under the leadership of Frédéric-Emile Trimbach, that the business began to expand. Success came when he exhibited the wines at an international fair in Brussels in 1898, to much acclaim. Since the days of Frédéric-E... Read more
Established in 1626, the Trimbach family has a wine-making history stretching back almost 400 years. It was not until the late 19th century, however, under the leadership of Frédéric-Emile Trimbach, that the business began to expand. Success came when he exhibited the wines at an international fair in Brussels in 1898, to much acclaim. Since the days of Frédéric-Emile the house of Trimbach has remained a family run business, based in Ribeauvillé. Today, Jean and Pierre Trimbach are in charge of the winery. The Trimbach family currently own vineyards scattered across three villages, with an emphasis on planting Riesling and Gewurztraminer, and the style associated with the house is one of dry structure and flavorsome with firm acidity where appropriate. Trimbach are not particularly known for their red wines, but they do produce a basic Pinot Noir as well as a Reserve Personelle, as well as basic cuvées of many of the typical Alsatian varieties, including Riesling, Muscat, Pinot Blanc and Sylvaner. Trimbach produce both late harvest wines of Alsace, the Selection de Grains Nobles and Vendanges Tardives wines, made from Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris or Muscat. These make a departure from the classic Trimbach style as they naturally exhibit residual sugar and possibly also characteristics of noble rot, but they still have the necessary acidity to maintain balance and freshness. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Trimbach Riesling Alsace Aoc Clos Ste. Hune

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,318
4.50 5
Vintage: 1998 12/12/2008

Beautifully perfumed on the nose with seared citrus fruits, flinty minerality and a cardamom like spice note. A touch loose at first but this quickly finds it's focus offering awesome minerality after the sweetish attack. A bit washed out on the mid-palate but really picks it up on the very long finish with it's notes of kaffir lime leaf, faded curry and green walnut tones that frame the precise, bright fruit. 2008-2022 93pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,318
4.00 5
Vintage: 1994 09/22/2008

The color was a bit darker than expected and the nose showed perhaps a bit advanced with good intensity of aromas that started out a bit wooly slowly revealing layers of light petrol, slate, dried figs and lots of pollen and dried floral notes. Crisp and focused in the mouth this offers great rapier-like acidity and crunchy minerality with rich apricot notes appearing on the backend leading to a long finish with citrus and peach pit notes. Relaxes with air offering a but more body and softening at the edges. This drinks more youthful than I expected from the nose. Will improve.


Member Reviews for Trimbach Riesling Alsace Aoc Clos Ste. Hune

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Snooth User: lankaman
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5.00 5
Vintage: 1997 06/18/2007

Great wine-fruity,slightly sweet. Was great with salmon.


Snooth User: NimaZ
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4.00 5
Vintage: 1997 07/08/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Trimbach Riesling Alsace Aoc Clos Ste. Hune

External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
08/17/2011

Riesling Clos Sainte Hune 2003 - 91 points, Wine Spectator/ Petrol and crushed pine needle flavors lead the way in this elegant white, accenting floral, apricot, star fruit and honey notes. Hints of mushroom and smoke come into play as well, with fleshy acidity that bolsters it all. There's a tangy, tangerine- and spice-laced finish.


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Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Since 1626, the Trimbach family has been promoting the history, exceptional terroirs and fine wines of Alsace. Maison Trimbach is located in Ribeauvillé, where today three generations work closely together. Day-to-day operations are handled personally by brothers Pierre and Jean Trimbach, representing the 12th generation. Bernard and Hubert Trimbach, the 11th generation (father and uncle, respectively, to Pierre and Jean) remain integrally involved. Anne, the eldest of the 13th generation, has just joined the family business. The Trimbachs have a purist vision. Across 12 generations, the family has always produced wines that are structured, long-lived, fruity, elegant and balanced: the celebrated Trimbach style. Bottles remain in the cellar for several years before reaching the marketplace, ensuring the wines are both ready to drink upon release but also hold great aging potential. Production Area Alsace, France Grape Varieties 100% Riesling Vinification Calcareous soil allows this Riesling to develop a specific aroma with a wonderful concentration of fruits and minerality. Dry yet succulent, of phenomenal complexity, this wine develops an extraordinary aftertaste of minerals after a few years in bottle. The vineyard is densely planted with vines that are approximately 50 years of age. Bottle-aged for a minimum of 5 years before leaving the winery. Color Very pale straw with green hues Bouquet Quinine, mint, lime, white flowers and white truffle Taste Remarkable concentration of fruit with a hint of mineral on the finish. Alcohol 13% Serving Suggestions Clos Saint Hune is delicious with smoked fishes, salmon, trout, and scallops. Also pairs well with grilled or marinated fishes. Traditionally served in Alsace with goose, pork, veal, and chicken.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
11/02/2012

Riesling Clos Ste. Hune 2007 - 94 points, Wine Spectator/ Very elegant and refined, with good tension throughout from the racy acidity. Flavors of fresh-cut apple, white peach, lanolin, fleur de sel and blanched almond, with a hint of lemon zest, resonate through this tightly knit white, which should open up beautifully with time.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
08/17/2011

Riesling Clos Sainte Hune 2002 - 92 points, Wine Spectator/ A rich, dry white. An alluring licorice note mixes with almond and dried apple flavors, backed by well-defined acidity and good minerality. A hint of walnut lingers on the finish.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
12/01/2012

Riesling Clos Ste. Hune 2005 - 94 points, Wine Spectator/ An aromatic white, displaying flavors of fresh apple peel, crushed pine needle, petrol and sweet smoke. Seamless and elegant.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
12/01/2012

Riesling Clos Ste. Hune - 92 points, Wine & Spirits/ This legendary parcel in the heart of the Rosacker Grand Crus has been under the Trimbach ownership for two hundred years. That’s enough time to master the fruit of these sun-drenched limestone soils, capturing it in a 2005 that feels like crushed stones on the palate, the faintest hint of grapefruit pith starting to emerge. At seven years old, it’s in its infancy, utterly dry and filigreed with almond, verbena and white pepper. Over time, the mineral layers will unfold, revealing the fruit’s true ripeness.


External Review
Vintage: 2003 02/24/2010

Trimbach Riesling Clos Sainte Hune 2003: empf. Trinktemperatur 8-12°C,Jahrgang: 2003Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: ElsassWeingut: TrimbachRebsorte: 100% RieslingRestzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 0.13 Weißwein


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