Trimbach Riesling Cuvee Frederic Emile 2016
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Trimbach Riesling Cuvee Frederic Emile 2016 is a prestigious and sought-after wine from Maison Trimbach, crafted by the skilled winemaker Pierre Trimbach. It originates from the Grands Crus Geisberg and Osterberg terroirs of Ribeauvillé, where the vineyards face the south and south-east, ensuring optimal sun exposure. The vines, with an average age of 45 years, produce limited yields, resulting in grapes of exceptional quality.
In the glass, this Riesling displays a luminous straw-yellow color that hints at its vibrancy. The nose reveals a complex and inviting bouquet with mint-tinged aromas of nectarine, tangerine, and powdered stone, complemented by a subtle hint of licorice. On the palate, it captivates with its bright, juicy, and dense character, showcasing a remarkable balance of acidity and sugar. The stone fruit and herbal flavors are met with a mineral note that adds depth and precision to the overall profile. The finish is multilayered and exceptionally long, leaving a lasting impression of clarity and a saline tang.
James Suckling awards it an impressive 96 points, praising its beautiful lemon-sherbet note and the array of herbaceous and floral nuances, which add further complexity. The wine’s powerful acidity and unmistakable dryness contribute to its elegance and overall enjoyment.
Wine Advocate gives this vintage 93 points, highlighting its clear and slightly flinty bouquet with citrus aromas. The palate is described as round, elegant, and intense, showcasing persistent salinity and a remarkable phenolic structure. While already crystalline and filigreed, the wine has aging potential and will further develop its talents over time.
Trimbach Riesling Cuvee Frederic Emile 2016 is a dry and powerful Riesling that pairs exceptionally well with great gastronomy, noble fish, caviar, and fine white meats. For collectors and connoisseurs, this wine promises to mature beautifully for twenty years or more, making it a true gem in any cellar. Enjoy it now to experience its mineral drive and precision or savor its evolving complexities in the years to come.