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Clos St Hune 2016

    13.00% /
    750ml /
    Vintage: 2016
    • WS 95
    • JS 98
    • VIN 98
    • WAS 96
    • JG 97
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    Clos St Hune 2016, a mesmerizing white wine crafted by the esteemed Maison Trimbach, hails from the exclusive Clos Sainte Hune vineyard in Alsace, France. With winemaker Pierre Trimbach at the helm, this Trimbach Riesling embodies the essence of its prestigious origin, the Clos Ste. Hune region, renowned for its unique terroir and limited production. A mere 7000 bottles are produced annually, making it a rare gem sought after by wine lovers globally.

    The 2016 vintage is a testament to the vineyard’s legacy, showcasing an alcohol content of 13.00% ABV. It presents an ethereal palette of aromas, blending slices of apple and pear with hints of mineral, flowers, and honeysuckle. This full-bodied Riesling impresses with its tight, dense structure, diving deep into a realm of beauty complemented by bright, tangy acidity. Its depth rivals that of a grand cru Burgundy, yet it remains unmistakably Clos Ste. Hune in character.

    A stroll through the vineyard reveals vines basking in the south and southeast exposure, thriving on a limestone-rich soil that infuses the wine with a specific fragrance and a remarkable fruit concentration. This foundation contributes to the wine’s refined minerality and incredible length, hallmark traits of Clos Sainte Hune that emerge beautifully with age.

    As we delve into the critical acclaims, Clos St Hune 2016 has captivated experts, garnering high praise and exceptional scores. Wine Spectator celebrates its chiseled profile, ripe fruit, and precise minerality, awarding it 95 points. James Suckling and Vinous are equally enchanted, offering 98 points each for its compact fruit, mineral essence, and mesmerizing beauty. Wine & Spirits highlight its clean energy and evolving taste profile, with a score of 96 points. Lastly, John Gilman admires its classic bouquet and stunning vintage quality, rating it 97 points.

    Clos St Hune is not just a wine; it’s an experience, marked by its exceptional aging potential and distinctive character. Its refined elegance and pronounced minerality make it a dream for any wine aficionado. As noted by Serge Dubs, the sensation of minerality dominates, encapsulating the essence of this high-class dry wine.

    In summary, Clos St Hune 2016 stands as a pinnacle of Trimbach Riesling, reflecting the skill of winemaker Pierre Trimbach and the vineyard’s over two-century legacy. Its scarcity and exceptional quality make it a coveted treasure, offering a transcendent experience that speaks to the heart of Alsace’s winemaking tradition. This wine not only captivates the palate but also promises to inspire and delight for years to come.

    23 reviews for Clos St Hune 2016

    1. Andrea Toadvine

      Absolutely loved the Trimbach Clos Sainte Hune Riesling Alsace! The flavors of citrus and honey are incredibly delightful.

    2. Shirley Ares

      Can’t get enough of the Clos St Hune. The apricot and green apple flavors are beautifully balanced. Such a treat!

    3. Gregory Messana

      The Clos St Hune 2016 is a treat. The white peach, marmalade, and acacia flavors are just delightful.

    4. Jesse Lawson

      Trimbach Riesling brings together the unique flavors of straw, yellow apple, and mint. A fantastic Alsace Riesling that’s worth trying.

    5. Gina Newton

      Sipping on Clos Saint Hune is like a journey through an orchard. Loved the apple, lime, and pear flavors. An Alsace Riesling worth trying!

    6. WS

      A chiseled white, deftly knitting a lovely range of ripe nectarine and plum fruit, Meyer lemon peel and fresh rosemary notes with laserlike acidity and a rich undertow of petrol and brine. It’s finely detailed and lightly chalky in texture, with the juicy fruit and mineral notes returning to echo on the finish. This is a pleasure right now but will continue to shine over time. Drink now through 2036.

    7. JS

      This is really phenomenal with such compact fruit and mineral, lemon and spice character. It’s full-bodied yet so refined and polished. It goes on for days. Glorious!

    8. Thomas Cline

      Clos Saint Hune 2016 has a unique grapefruit flavor with a hint of kerosene. An unusual but fantastic combination.

    9. Joseph Hatch

      Clos Saint Hune 2016 is a perfect blend of slate, orange peel, and nutty flavors. A critically acclaimed wine that’s worth every sip.

    10. Matthew Stephens

      Trimbach Riesling is a gem from Alsace. Bursting with a citrusy freshness and a hint of honey. Perfect for any occasion!

    11. Willie Bigelow

      The Clos St Hune 2016 is a symphony of flavors. The orange, flint, and chalk notes are just delightful.

    12. Gerald Collin

      Trimbach Riesling is a class apart. The oil and oak flavors are beautifully balanced, making it a must-try Alsace Riesling.

    13. Gloria Ayers

      Clos Saint Hune 2016 is a delightful mix of flavors. The hints of minerals and honey are just sublime. A critically acclaimed wine that’s worth every sip.

    14. Gary Leone

      Trimbach Riesling is a revelation. The cream and honeysuckle flavors are perfect for a summer’s day. An Alsace Riesling that’s a must-try!

    15. David Clarke

      Clos St Hune 2016 is the best of its kind. A wonderful play of minerals and peach on your palate. Highly recommended!

    16. John Hedgespeth

      The Trimbach Clos Sainte Hune Riesling Alsace is a wine experience you don’t want to miss. The Clos St Hune 2016 variant has a unique blend of flavors like minerals, honey, and a hint of petroleum that surprisingly works! This critically acclaimed Alsace Riesling is highly recommended for its perfect balance of citrus and peach notes. Trimbach Riesling has done it again with the Clos Saint Hune, creating an exquisite wine that’s both refreshing and sophisticated.

    17. Kristine Johnson

      The Clos St Hune is a delight. The white pepper and melon flavors are just sublime. Highly recommended!

    18. Nelia Eubank

      The Clos Saint Hune 2016 is a critically acclaimed delight by wine enthusiasts. The notes of petroleum and lemon are quite unique.

    19. David Larrison

      The Clos St Hune is a wine lover’s dream. The caramel and smoke undertones are just sublime. Highly recommended!

    20. Kraig Wininger

      Clos Saint Hune is a delightful mix of rubber, saline, and ginger flavors. A critically acclaimed wine that’s truly unique.

    21. Eric Carter

      Clos Saint Hune is a burst of butter and stone fruit flavors. A critically acclaimed wine that deserves all the praise it gets.

    22. Shawn Papenfuss

      The Trimbach Clos Sainte Hune Riesling Alsace is a revelation. The pineapple and tropical flavors are so refreshing. Critically acclaimed and rightly so!

    23. Chester Hunt

      Trimbach Riesling is a symphony of almond and mango flavors. A must-try Alsace Riesling that’s highly recommended!

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    Is Trimbach Riesling good?

    Trimbach Riesling is highly regarded for its precision, balance, and expression of Alsace terroir. With a legacy of quality, these wines showcase vibrant acidity, complex flavors, and an elegant minerality. A favorite among wine enthusiasts, Trimbach Riesling stands as a benchmark for excellence in the region.

    What is Trimbach wine?

    Trimbach wine hails from one of Alsace's most renowned wineries, Maison Trimbach, established in 1626. Renowned for its dry, structured Rieslings, including the prestigious Clos Sainte Hune, Trimbach offers a range of expressive wines that capture the essence of Alsace's unique terroir with purity, elegance, and tradition.

    Is Riesling good to drink?

    Riesling is an exceptionally versatile and enjoyable wine, celebrated for its aromatic intensity, crisp acidity, and capacity to express terroir. It ranges from bone-dry to lusciously sweet, making it suitable for various palates and occasions. Riesling pairs wonderfully with food and can age gracefully, enhancing its appeal

    Where is Trimbach Riesling made?

    Alsace AOC

    What is Alsace Riesling?

    Alsace Riesling is a distinguished white wine from the Alsace region of France, known for its dry, aromatic profile with high acidity and complex flavors of citrus, stone fruit, and minerals. It's celebrated for its purity, depth, and ability to age, showcasing the unique terroir of the Alsace vineyards.

    Critical Acclaim

    WS 95
    Wine Spectator
    A chiseled white, deftly knitting a lovely range of ripe nectarine and plum fruit, Meyer lemon peel and fresh rosemary notes with laserlike acidity and a rich undertow of petrol and brine. It's finely detailed and lightly chalky in texture, with the juicy fruit and mineral notes returning to echo on the finish. This is a pleasure right now but will continue to shine over time. Drink now through 2036.
    JS 98
    James Suckling
    This is really phenomenal with such compact fruit and mineral, lemon and spice character. It’s full-bodied yet so refined and polished. It goes on for days. Glorious!
    VIN 98
    Luminous straw. Penetrating nuances of lime and guava join the lemon verbena, jasmine, mineral and white stone fruit aromas on the knockout, captivating nose. Then dense, complex and multilayered, offering profound flavors of fresh citrus fruit, sweet spices and talcum powder. Closes extremely long, clean and precise; this is a young white wine of utterly mesmerizing beauty. I find this to be one of the best young CSHs I have ever tasted; it is stylistically different but almost on the same quality level as the marvelous 2010 CSH. One sniff (never mind taste) and I was left almost speechless - and I’m not usually one who keeps his mouth shut when I recognize a truly great wine.
    WAS 96
    Wine & Spirits
    The 4.12 acres of Clos Ste. Hune, within the Rosacker grand cru, have been in the Trimbach family for more than 200 years. The parcel faces south-southeast on limestone subsoils and it is widely regarded as one of the great vineyards of the world, not only for the finesse and power of its wines, but also for their longevity. The riesling vines, averaging 50 years of age, produced a 2016 that runs on clean energy, starting from the first taste that immediately brings a tingle on the tongue—nothing to do with volatility, but rather a bulwark of freshness that hides any sense of weight in the wine. You can almost feel the fruit coming into ripeness as each taste develops in your mouth, from underripe apricot to fuller yellow plum and a tense, herbal savor. This is a cellar-worthy wine that manages to be sexy as well.
    JG 97
    John Gilman
    Outer quote mark Here in the United States, Clos Ste. Hune used to be something of an “insider’s wine” and I used to be able to sell a fairly significant number of cases of this wine back in my wine merchant days. Given the fact that only about seven thousand bottles are made in most vintages, it was pretty remarkable that I could get ten to fifteen cases of this wine in most vintages (twelve bottle cases back in those days), and sometimes I could also offer several back vintages as well! It is a lot harder to source this wine these days, as the world now fully understands just how special it is, but at least the superb quality has not changed at all from those good old days! The 2016 Clos Ste. Hune comes in at an even thirteen percent octane and offers up a pure, classic bouquet of green fruit, apple, petrol, a kaleidoscopic base of limestone minerality, citrus peel, just a whisper of fresh-culled mint and a topnote of white flowers. On the palate the wine is precise, deep and full, with a rock solid core of fruit, stunning mineral drive and grip, zesty acids and great length and grip on the beautifully balanced and very complex finish. This is a simply stunning vintage of Clos Ste. Hune! 2025-2065

    What does Clos St Hune 2016 taste like?

    Earthy Flavors of the wine

    minerals, honey, petroleum

    Red Fruit flavors of the wine


    Oaky Flavors of the wine

    caramel, oak, butter

    peach, apricot, apple

    Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

    black fruit, plum

    Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

    white pepper, mint, fennel

    Citrus notes found in the wine

    citrus, lemon, lime

    oil, cream, banana

    Vegetal notes found in the wine

    straw, hay, asparagus

    dried apricot, raisin, dried fruit

    pineapple, tropical, mango

    Floral aromas found in the wine

    honeysuckle, acacia, perfume

    Food Pairing with Clos St Hune 2016

    Our wine experts think this Wine Clos St Hune 2016 wine would be a match made in heaven with these dishes. Bon appétit!
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    Winemaker of Clos St Hune 2016

    Pierre Trimbach

    Pierre Trimbach

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