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2012 Trimbach "Cuvée Frédéric Émile" Riesling Alsace

SKU #1517338 96 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark This is really exciting. I can't believe the palate of lemon, oyster shell, stone and apple. Full-bodied, dry and exciting. It goes on for minutes. Such grandeur and complexity. Inner quote mark (9/2015)

95 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark The beeswax lift of mature Riesling shows immediately on the heady nose of this wine that's also imbued with baked-pear ripeness. With more air, notes of dark fir honey combine with wet chalk. The bone-dry palate adds in candied-lemon brightness that lends dynamism and drive. This is concentrated, lemony and elixir-like. (AK) Inner quote mark (9/2020)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2012 Riesling Frédéric Emile starts clear, subtle and very elegant on the floral nose. Elegant, piquantly mineral and finesse-full on the palate, with a lot of Spiel and restrained power but also some petrol hints (?) this bottling shows a nice purity and a long and tension-filled finish. A real Trimbach classic to be enjoyed over the next 20+ years. (SR) 93+ Inner quote mark (10/2015)

93 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Rapier-like acidity defines this lip-smacking, minerally white, with ample petrol and spice notes layered with more subtle flavors of fresh quince, crunchy white peach and lemon parfait on the creamy palate. This is dense and finely knit, and should open beautifully with some short-term aging. (AN, Web-2017) Inner quote mark

92 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Fresh nose of green apple, quince lime and herbs. Then minty, almost peppery flavors of green fig, apple and gooseberry. Finishes long and suave with zippy acidity and a hint of minerality at the back. This is still very young but magically combines precision, concentration and refinement as only this cuvée manages. Strikes me as an earlier maturing version of Fréderic Emile, but will undoubtedly be another great star in this wine’s constellation history. (ID) Inner quote mark (4/2015)


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