White

2008 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile

Riesling

  • France
  • Alsace
Drink between 2020 - 2032 (Edit)
CT91.9 151 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 113

  • Claret & CdP Gang Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 18, 2021 - Golden yellow, strong petrol nose, big in the mouth, rich & complex, absolutely delicious, perfect with Asian food, good now but will get better with age, still has high acidity, the nose kept getting better & more layers as it sat in the glass, tropical fruits, white flower replacing the initial kerosene, really grows in stature, elegant & powerful

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • matage Likes this wine: 92 points

    April 20, 2021 - Still very young and somewhat tight/unintegrated - but the underlying quality is undeniable!
    Lime/Lemon, white fruit, a touch of sweet ginger with a long mineral aftertaste. Very low on the petroleum notes but still with a powerful presence.
    If I had any more, I would keep for another 5 years+ before opening..

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • ohne_musik wrote: 94 points

    April 17, 2021 - Very young, of course. Extremely tight at first, but progressively revealing layers over the course of 4 hours in the decanter. A bit of reduction to start, but followed by intensely lemony acid and spiced ginger-honey. Crazy long finish, full of that ginger honey. Intensity and stuffing in spades, but still angular and feels like it needs 5+ years to relax and meld. 94++

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • western Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 4, 2021 - Wow!!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Billigan Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 16, 2021 - What a powerhouse Riesling! Loads of lemon custard, key lime pie, fresh pears, something floral, and a whiff of kerosene. On the palate, just beaucoup dry extract, sea salt, and lime, with a lovely tension between the rich citrus fruit and intense acidity and minerality that just shellacked my palate. With so much packed in here, this has miles to go, but it’s already a compelling (if a bit aggressive) youngster that will only improve with age.

    5 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Jean Fisch and David Rayer
    Maturing Mosel: 10 years after retrospective of 2008, Issue #40, 4/1/2018 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson
    3/7/2018 (link)

    (Trimbach, Cuvée Frédéric Emile Riesling Alsace White) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Tina Gellie
    Enotria & Coe Showcase, 2/6/2018 (link)

    (Trimbach, Cuvée Frédéric Emile Riesling, Alsace, France, White) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By James Button
    Trimbach Enotria, 3/28/2017 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson
    6/13/2016 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Ian D'Agata
    Alsace: The 2014s and Late-Release 2013s (Feb 2016), 2/1/2016 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    7/17/2021 (link) 93 points

    (Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile) Light medium butter yellow color; mature, savory, dried apple, pear nose; mature, tasty, savory, dried apple, pear palate with a sense of salinity and good balancing acidity; medium-plus finish 93+ points (13% alcohol)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type White
  • Producer Trimbach
  • Varietal Riesling
  • Designation Cuvée Frédéric Emile
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Alsace
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Alsace
  • UPC Codes 012678560304, 086785560304, 1760527301118, 3760105301118, 4000129289658

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 27 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,727 (69%)
  • Consumed 758 (30%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Cured Meat, Pork, Rich fish, Spicy food, Vegetarian

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100% Like It  58 votes

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