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Trimbach Riesling Alsace Aoc Cuvée Frédéric Emile 2001

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The Wine Advocate review:<br/>The Trimbach family continues to render some of the world's finest Riesling; to uphold the principle that wine of Alsace (unless V.T.) should not taste sweet; to release wines only when they believe those wines say "it's time"; and to ship 40,000 cases (or 40% of their production) to the United States. Notable developments on the occasion of my recent visit were the enhanced quality of their reserve level wines as well as outstanding performances with Pinot Gris. <br/> <br/>By the time early October rains struck in 2005, the team here had harvested everything other than their top Riesling. Yet, even though some of their most striking successes were picked unusually early, the upper-tier Rieslings here seem to have suffered neither dilution nor obscurant botrytis. <br/> <br/>The Trimbachs clearly rolled with any punches nature administered in 2004 (although by t

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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 Cuvée Frédéric Emile

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,718
3.50 5
12/12/2008

Big and bright on the nose with lime and pink grapefruit notes that are backed up by powdery stone and emerging petrol notes. Very ripe in the mouth yet unevolved. A touch ungainly and unusually rich so it lacks a little precision. The finish is long and acid driven with a fair amount of petrol belying it's age. 2008-2018 89pts


Member Reviews for Trimbach Riesling Alsace Aoc Cuvée Frédéric Emile

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Snooth User: akops41
30190457
4.50 5
10/11/2007

intense apple/citrus notes, petrol, long length. could age a few years.


Snooth User: Alvina
127924101
4.50 5
02/19/2009

Medium lemon with hints of green, tears. Petrol, minerals, peaches and apples on the nose. Stony and iodine notes. Bone dry, high acidity, med. + alcohol, med. + body. Apples and citrus on the palate. Very good. Lovely balance between levels of acidity and ripeness of fruit. Can age for up to 20 years.


Snooth User: sm1823
17112371
4.50 5
05/07/2009

Really enjoyed this riesling. Dry to the core but with intense citrus acidity. Would pick this over a chard. any day of the week.


Snooth User: berceaudunil
3481716
5.00 5
11/15/2007

The first Gewurztraminer I've ever tasted and by far the best. This vintage ranked one of the highest in my opinion when I was afforded the opportunity to have a private wine tasting at Trimbach.


5.00 5
02/19/2008

First tried this at Restaurant Saul in Brooklyn, and now I look for it in every wine shop. Dry, fresh, had a kick to it. Great buy too.


External Reviews for Trimbach Riesling Alsace Aoc Cuvée Frédéric Emile

External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

91ST, 90RP, no further case discount


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - white - 2001 - Trimbach Riesling Cuvee Frederic Emile - Frankreich - Region: Alsace - Apellation: Alsace - Riesling - 750 ml.


External Review
02/24/2010

Trimbach Gewürztraminer Cuvée des Seigneurs de Ribeaupierre 2001: empf. Trinktemperatur 8-12°C, lagerfähig 4 - 6 Jahre ab Jahrgang,Jahrgang: 2001Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: ElsassWeingut: TrimbachRebsorte: 100% GewürztraminerRestzucker: 3,5 g/LiterRestsäure: 7 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 % Weißwein


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
10/22/2014

2001 Trimbach Riesling Cuvee Frederic Emile Frankreich Region: Alsace Apellation: Alsace Riesling 750 ml. Free Shipping Insurance


External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

Bright pale color. Musky aromas of ripe stone fruits and smoke; less obvious and more nuanced than the Reserve. Round fat and full with excellent depth to the flavors of nectarine and honey. Offers a lovely combination of sweetness fruit intensity and energy. Very long and smooth on the back end. Pierre Trimbach notes that this fruit was picked at the beginning of the harvest with 14.5% potential alcohol; he ranks the '05 with '04 and '00 as among the best recent vintages for this bottling.


External Review
11/06/2010

Sourced from Grand Cru vineyards this reserve level Geewurz is always rich and distinctive. Steve Tanzer in his International Wine Cellar Publication wrote "Scented aromas of smoked meat, clove and flowers. Sweet and ripe but slightly aggressive. A big, oily expression of Gewurztraminer with strong ginger and clove spice character." Very Limited!


External Review
04/12/2008

This Riesling is drinking wonderfully today and if you can believe it, it was just released from the Trimbach winery. They hold their top cuvées until deemed ready for consumption. This shows some evolution with the classic "petrol" characteristic. The fruit is unctuous, dry with juicy acidity.



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The Wine Advocate review:<br/>The Trimbach family continues to render some of the world's finest Riesling; to uphold the principle that wine of Alsace (unless V.T.) should not taste sweet; to release wines only when they believe those wines say "it's time"; and to ship 40,000 cases (or 40% of their production) to the United States. Notable developments on the occasion of my recent visit were the enhanced quality of their reserve level wines as well as outstanding performances with Pinot Gris. <br/> <br/>By the time early October rains struck in 2005, the team here had harvested everything other than their top Riesling. Yet, even though some of their most striking successes were picked unusually early, the upper-tier Rieslings here seem to have suffered neither dilution nor obscurant botrytis. <br/> <br/>The Trimbachs clearly rolled with any punches nature administered in 2004 (although by t

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