F. E. Trimbach, Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile 1998

Trimach Emile 1998

Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines, New York NY.

Of forty-five year old vines from the Geisberg and Osterberg vineyards, facing south and south-east.  Soil is an admixture of marl, limestone, sandstone and fossil-studded muschelkalk.

Lustrous green-gold.   Flush with an entrancing yin-yang: the billowing sweetness that comes with maturity and salty with extract.  Intimations runs to bouillon blanc, white currant confit, pouchong tea, peekytoe crab.  A steely regard underneath the ringent ripeness, the finish lengthened by his granular minerality.  A dry Riesling built to go the distance.  Now – 2018+.

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