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Average critic rating : 93.0 points
The Trimbach 2007 Gewurztraminer Seigneurs de Ribeaupierre – like the corresponding “Reserve” bottling – displays a surprising and delightful array of stimulating nuances that can only be termed “mineral.” Here, though, those characteristics manifest themselves already in the nose, along with classic rose petal, brown spices, caraway, and smoked meat. A malted, nutty richness – like the saline, alkaline, and stony elements – give this a real sense of depth to match its creamy richness of texture, while bittersweet floral perfume wafts through to a remarkably buoyant and (despite 15 grams residual sugar) dry-tasting finish. This beauty should be worth following for a quarter century, and will doubtless taste even more impressive when it is released in a couple of years. ||”The yeasts were very efficient in 2007,” notes Jean Trimbach, pointing to a collection of wines several of which are below one gram in residual sugar. The grapes and people did good work, too: I cannot recall a collection at this address that was more consistently fine. Only three special bottlings were essayed by Trimbach in 2006, all Riesling, of which the Frederic Emile and Clos Ste. Hune are among the high points of this vintage in Alsace. eRobertParker.com.April, 2010
The Trimbach estate was established in 1626 and is now being run by the 12th generation of the family, Pierre and Jean. Riesling Cuvée Frederic Emile is the signature wine of the family. It is a dry Riesling with lots of mineral character and a great ageing potential. The jewel in Trimbach's crown is the Clos Ste Hune vineyard, which is located just outside Hunawihr. Riesling Clos Ste Hune is widely recognised as one of the finest expressions of Alsace Riesling.
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