F. E. Trimbach, Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile 2004

Trimbach Emile 2004 #1

From Trimbach’s grands cru holdings in Geisberg and Osterberg.

White gold. Racy, precise and a touch fusel on the nose:  hay, citrus zest, balsam, talc and an ocean salinity.  Not closed in but still a bit four-square.  Bone dry, rigorous and concentrated on the palate: pomelo, blood orange, kaffir lime.  Intense but somewhat withdrawn; subsumed a bit by its almost metallic minerality.  Needs time to find its generosity; give it another three years.  Another low-fat, mineral-rich offering from Trimbach and a fine bottle of Fred.  Now – 2020+.

Trimbach Emile 2004

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