2010 Trimbach "Cuvée Frédéric Émile" Riesling Alsace

SKU #1381700 96 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark A phenomenal wine with roasted pineapple, dried pear, apple and mineral. Full body, incredible depth of fruit and liveliness with electrifying acidity. It goes on for minutes. Production was half. Inner quote mark (9/2015)

95 points Decanter

Outer quote mark Unusually, the 2010 (grown organically) has a proportion of malolactic, giving a rounder, gentler feel. Unfurling now, with notes of apple, plum and turmeric. Full, dry, expressive, generous, complex – this is wonderful. Drinking window 2018-2025. (MW) Inner quote mark (8/2015)

95 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Bright, pale straw-yellow. Deep, intense aromas of yellow apple, mirabelle, jasmine and anise. Dense, suave and tangy, showing a lovely light touch and noteworthy lift to its flavors of apple, pear, minerals and flowers thanks to eye-watering acidity. Finishes cool, vibrant and palate-staining, with lingering notes of mint and liquid minerals. (ID) Inner quote mark (11/2012)

94 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Prominently briny and alkaline in a manner that comes as no surprise given the showing of the corresponding classic and Reserve bottlings, Trimbach’s 2010 Riesling Cuvee Frederic Emile delivers mouthwatering intrigue of oyster liquor, iodine, and oyster shell, its near severity and firmness akin to 2008 but its infectious juiciness and sheer energy more impressive. White peach with its pit as well as hints of huckleberry, sloe berry and nut oils lend succulence as well as piquancy to the long, lemony, almost piercingly bright, minerally palate-coating finish. Tasted alongside the corresponding 2011, this proves even clearer and more rivetingly dynamic. I anticipate it excelling through at least 2028. (DS) Inner quote mark (8/2014)

92 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark This finely knit white is long and lacy, offering a lovely range of dried apricot, Gala apple and sliced almond flavors backed by vibrant acidity and tangy minerality. Drink now through 2027. (AN, Web Only-2017) Inner quote mark

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Limestone. Grapes from Osterberg and Geisberg Grands Crus. Poor flowering. Just 22 hl/ha. Shortest harvest ever until 2017. Scoop: unusually, about 25% (one cask, all Geisberg) went through malolactic so this is a different style from usual Cuvée Frédéric Emile. (In 1993 they also had a bit of malo.) TA 8.33 g/l, RS 4.3 g/l. Mid gold. Great concentration. Quite a bit of evolution on the nose and then massive density. Lightly honeyed nose. Real density and power. Some transparency and real vibration and depth. Lots of sophistication and potential. 17.5/20 points. Drink 2016-2030. (JR) Inner quote mark (3/2018)

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By: Blake Conklin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/7/2018 | Send Email
Some of the best white wines I've had were some older Rieslings, and this 2010 Trimbach is no exception. The nose reminds me of a Chateau Chalon or even a sherry. The palate is is tangy and slightly nutty on the finish. Based on the nose alone, one could think this wine is going to have a sweeter finish, but it finishes dry and it's fantastic.

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