Trimbach Riesling Alsace Aoc Clos Ste. Hune 2009
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 93ptsAdd winemaker's notes
Editorial Reviews for Trimbach Riesling Alsace Aoc Clos Ste. Hune
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
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.
External Reviews for Trimbach Riesling Alsace Aoc Clos Ste. Hune
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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