White - Off-dry

2000 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile Vendanges Tardives


  • France
  • Alsace
Drink between 2005 - 2021 (Edit)
CT90.9 21 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 19

  • Rieslingfan wrote:

    August 13, 2019 - Getting towards nineteen years from an indifferent vintage, is this premoxed or just oxed...

    Deep golden orange color, verging on copper - there's a ton of botrytis as well as candied orange peel and dried spice on the nose. It's flat on the palate, with no structural edges to hold onto. The flavors, initially interesting from an aged perspective, become tiring after just a few sips.

    2000 is not a top vintage for Trimbach, or Alsace for that matter. There's also the looming specter of mistreatment by the regional distributor, so it's hard to separate time, vintage character and provenance. I'll just open another soon, and hope for the best.

  • abh wrote:

    December 26, 2014 - Nice balance of sweetness and steely concentration, very Trimbach. Slightly caramelised aspect to the sweetness I wasn't expecting. Really quite good and stood up to Xmas pudding.

  • heythatslife Likes this wine: 92 points

    October 14, 2014 - Still holding up decently, but probably toward the end of its prime. Honey, spices, apple, and some petrol on the nose. Good acidity and minerality - the balance is fabulous, rich but not heavy. A lovely aged riesling.

  • DaleW wrote:

    October 6, 2014 - Just off dry (but still sweeter than most CFE VTs), apricot and honey, blossoms, rich. Drinking well, no oxidation, but not sure this is holding a lot in reserve. B+/B

  • kingkanu Likes this wine:

    April 21, 2014 - opened poured half a glass and let slowly ox in the bottle for a couple of hours. This wine really showed the effect of botrytis with lots of nuts and honey, this had some good acidity to balance the sweetness so didn't feel at all cloying. the finish was pleasantly long, a good bottle of this wine.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2003, IWC Issue #111 (link)

    (Domaine Trimbach Riesling Cuvee Frederic Emile Vendange Tardive) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2001, IWC Issue #97 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2000
  • Type White - Off-dry
  • Producer Trimbach
  • Varietal Riesling
  • Designation Cuvée Frédéric Emile Vendanges Tardives
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Alsace
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Alsace

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 125 (73%)
  • Consumed 47 (27%)

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