Less fruit and more florality than the Theo. It already has incipient petrol. Drier style and slightly weightier with some mint in addition to good buffering fruit and sugar. Excellent acidity and beautiful feel. The best part is a powerful, intense, soil-infused finish which rises and expands in the back of the mouth. Classic wine that warms my Trimbach-loving heart.
More exotic smelling than the Schlossberg with orange marmalade and even a bit of banana. Bigger wine but not as much drive or length on the finish. Some soil does show up at the end. Leaves a dry, somewhat austere impression that is less harmonious than the preceding wine.
Very fragrant, again with some citrus, but also a hint of pear and botrytis. Roundest, most lush feel of all 4 Rieslings, but quickly snapped back into focus by wonderful flavor of lemon oil and a vibrant, persistent finish that is redolent of minerals and earth. Does not show a lot of residual sugar despite its richness. Fantastic, large scaled Riesling with Vendanges Tardives level intensity without any sense of heaviness.
Full bore Gewurztraminer aromatics-lychee, flowers, and ripe fruit. This has completely different weight and viscosity than the Rieslings, making even the Schlossberg Ste. Catherine seem like a ballerina in comparison. Sweeter, yellow peach impression. Reasonable acidity and not overly extracted, but this would still be hard to drink over the course of a meal.
Much more restrained than the Cuvee Theo. Similar level of sweetness but more taut, lively, spicy, and fine. It has an airiness that is unusual for this varietal. I have generally lost my taste for Gewurztraminer, but this is a splendid example which would be a terrific food wine. Hats off.