F. E. Trimbach, Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile 1989

Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines, New York NY.

Thirty years on.

Copper-gold.  Shows ’89s formidable gras and texture, and the flavors give no quarter.  Tidal pool associations, wisteria growing down a hot stone wall and a bone-broth sweetness forms an arc to a layering of orange and yellow fruits.  At its center is the fossil-bearing limestone, the pilot light of structure that informs this cuvée.  Now.

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