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2005 Trimbach Riesling Cuvee Frederic-Emile


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ITEM 9059497 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar

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95James Suckling

Aromas of dried apple, pineapple, and orange peel. Full and balanced with a serious phenolic texture and tension like a top grand cru Burgundy.

93The Wine Advocate

...offering palpable extract yet elegance and refinement. Peach, apricot, apricot kernel, lime, and pungent floral notes in the nose lead to a juicy mouthful of citrus and pit fruit with further invigoration added by accents of salt, huckleberry and toasted pumpkin seeds. Blazingly bright in its citricity and palate-staining in its fruit, nut, and mineral intensity...

93Wine Spectator

...shows precision balance and finesse, offering a smoky, minerally undercurrent to layers of fresh apple, white peach, fleur de sel, dried herb and anise flavors. Finely cut and intense, with a long, mouthwatering finish.

92Vinous / IWC

Perfumed nose combines white flowers, talcum powder and lemongrass...palate offers outstanding precision and lift to the pristine flavors of white peach, green apple and crushed stone. Starts out taut and very crisp, then turns softer and riper toward the back, finishing with plenty of sweetness leavened by bright acidity.

17.5Jancis Robinson

Honeysuckle, lime juice, great purity and vibrancy. Really energetic...mostly a panoply of Riesling typicality that really shows off. Great stony flair on the finish. Lots to enjoy.



Maison Trimbach is a negociant in Alsace known for Rieslings. It was founded in 1626 by Jean Trimbach, and has been owned and operated by the Trimbach family ever since. The estate owns 63 acres and leases another 140 acres of vineyards, which are planted to 41% Riesling, 33% Gewurztraminer, 15% Pinot Gris and the remainder in Pinot Blanc and Muscat. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that the finest Trimbach wines come from the estate’s 3.2 acre Clos St.-Hune. He calls the wine from there “the quintessential Riesling. It is unquestionably the finest produced in France, and can rival any Riesling produced in the world.” .


France, Alsace

Alsace in northeastern France is so close to Germany that the wines of Alsace and Germany are often confused. Both are typically sold in distinctive, slim, long-necked bottles, and are made from the same grapes. Alsace has never officially been a part of Germany, though it was occupied by the German military in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Wine writer Hugh Johnson has noted that despite German influences, Alsace’s “soul is entirely French. Alsace makes Germanic wines in the French way.” In contrast to German wines, Alsace wines generally are very dry, with a higher alcohol content and riper, more scented fruit. Alsace has 33,000 acres of vineyards, many of them in the picturesque foothills of the Vosges Mountains. The grapes of the region are Sylvaner, Muscat, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc. Pinot Noir is also grown, though it is mainly used for Rosé wines. Alsace’s most admired wines are its Rieslings, which since 1985 may be designated as Grand Crus. Some 50 vineyards in the region have been classified as Grand Crus, and are allowed to use the appellation on their labels. Unlike all other French winemaking regions, Alsace labels are varietal, meaning that a wine made of Riesling, for example, is called Riesling. Official Alsace appellations include Cremant d’Alsace for sparkling wines.


White Wine, Riesling

This white variety originated in Germany. It’s known for its strong flowery aromas and high acidity. Please note Rieslings can have dramatic differences as the grape can be used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling wines.