White

1990 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile

Riesling

  • France
  • > Alsace
  • > Alsace AOC
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Community Tasting Notes 39

  • Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine: (91 points)

    December 6, 2014 - Pale gold, nice lustre.
    Deep citrus and honey fragrance, plump and tending towards tropical fruit. Pure and intense. A faint hint of spice, zesty minerality.
    Ripe citrus fruits, honey, with a slightly spicy dried herb and mineral edge. Has softened but far more vibrant than 24 years might suggest. Fruit is still to the fore, and not a hint of kerosene, just a little oxidative spice coming through. Not the best bottle I've had (cork was saturated, possibly had some impact) but still a good one.

  • traill Likes this wine:

    February 14, 2014 - 1/01 v.g. steely, young, needs air

  • coteamor wrote: (95 points)

    January 24, 2014 - Bought on release and cellared. Perfect level. Opened with dinner. Rich in colour for a Riesling, smells glorious; meadows, stones, Alsace. Great balance of richness and purity, butter and minerality. Cuts through Jamon Iberico with perfect acidity. Caught between adolescence and maturity the 1990 vintage really suits this wine, albeit intense. A wine to while your life way with.

  • Argrath wrote: (95 points)

    November 14, 2013 - Elegant, almost rubbery nose with very delicate and nice fruit aromas. This is actually complex with tender yellow fruit, dried, elegant herbs, and pure citrus fruit. Perfect development, but no disturbing mature notes of oil boiler!
    A palate loaded with mineral and grinded stones. Elegant and pure. Absolute balance and a tremendous grip. The acidity and finish goes on and on. Medium-fullish body. Nice austere dryness. Just a hint of petrol (15%) Splendid.
    We actually thought this younger (!) than the 2001 Trimbach CFE tasted blind at the same time. A very positive surprise. We tasted this 4 or 5 years ago and thought it one of the best Riesling's tasted. This keeps together in a fantastic way. Is it indestructible? And it is so much more elegant than a typical Alsace Riesling. The vintage must be one of the best. Or did Trimbach make wine in a much more austere way back in those days?

  • fclarity wrote: (92 points)

    May 19, 2013 - Tasted blind, this wine had a light yellow center and clear rims. The high- intensity nose of apple cider, citrus, pineapple, and petrol was unusal and interesting.

    The wine tasted notably different in the mouth than in the nose. It didn't show the apple cider and was quite crisp with a long white stone finish.

    An attractive wine (close to 93 points) that is in the zone. Enjoy

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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/4/2004 (link) 93 points

    (Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile) Gold color; really tasty, mature, ripe apricot, hazelnut, almond palate, balanced; medium nutty finish 93+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1990
  • Type White
  • Producer Trimbach
  • Varietal Riesling
  • Designation Cuvée Frédéric Emile
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Alsace
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Alsace AOC

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (1%)
  • In Cellars 275 (71%)
  • Consumed 110 (28%)

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