White

1996 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile

Riesling

  • France
  • Alsace
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Community Tasting Notes 51

  • drwine2001 wrote:

    April 29, 2020 - Full yellow with a golden glow. Complex aromatics-herb, citrus, ginger, and tea. Interestingly, not a lot of petrol. Medium weight, wonderful glycerine feel. As deep and complex on the palate as it is on the nose-lemon, spice, some tropical notes and then a dizzying swirl of crackling acidity and stone. Just an absolute killer bone dry Riesling in its fully developed glory.

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  • Mistress of Wine Likes this wine:

    February 15, 2020 - Deep gold. Aromas of citrus and honey with a touch of petrol. Now mouthfilling rather than linear, but still enlivened by excellent acidity. Beautiful mature Alsatian riesling.

  • aquacongas wrote: 90 points

    October 27, 2019 - Breuer Schlossberg ve Nonnenberg 1996-2008 (Weingut Breuer in Rüdesheim): Blind
    I guessed Künstler, Not so nice for the nose, ripe banana, Needs time to get round, but for me over his Peak. 90

  • drwine2001 wrote:

    May 27, 2019 - Full tulip yellow. Mostly herbal scents and very little petrol. Medium weight, lean. This rapidly builds toward a rush of acidity and stone. What is truly amazing is that while you cannot really characterize or explicitly taste the fruit, it provides the backdrop of flesh that keeps this from seeming too dry or austere. Fantastic, almost fully mature Trimbach Riesling that reminds me of what the 1979 Frederic Emile was like at around age 30. Bottles like this will continue to distill down into the essence of Riesling for the next decade. I have had this wine 7 times with variable experiences, but oddly, the advanced and flawed bottles all showed up early (2006 to 2011), while the more recent bottles have been pristine. Go figure.

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  • Marc C Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 24, 2019 - Nez superbe, complexe, sur les fruits jaunes (coing), un léger miel, les fleurs blanches, la truffe, les fruits secs (noisettes), des notes marines.
    Bouche élancée, droite, dynamique avec une acidité bien enveloppée par le gras. L'équilibre est parfait.
    Changement de rythme avec un final jouant plus dans un registre minéral et salivant.

    Très très joli vin, qui mérite qu'on prenne le temps.

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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2018, Issue #77, Recently-Tasted Alsace Wines

    (Riesling “Cuvée Frédéric Émile”- Maison Trimbach) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Gilman
    Nov/Dec 2008, Issue #18, Maison F. E. Trimbach Alsace’s Finest Traditionalist

    (Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Émile- Maison Trimbach) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Gilman
    Bonus Articles, The House of Trimbach (Originally May 1998, updated December 2003)

    (Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Émile- Trimbach) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 1999, IWC Issue #85 (link)

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

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  • By Chris Kissack
    July 2001 (link) 16+? points

    (Trimbach Cuvée Frédéric Emile Riesling) A moderately coloured golden wine. At first the wine shows as expected - somewhat ungiving on the nose, with straightforward lime aromas with a honeyed streak developing before long. The palate has a good balance, and although very tight at first it opened out after an hour or so to reveal a honeyed richness along with the lemon, lime and even tropical fruits. With another hour or so the wine develops aromas of caramel and toffee, and the palate relaxes into a more nutty, caramel honey and lime profile. This wine seems very forward for its age, with a suggestion of oxidation. Possibly a faulty cork?

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • Type White
  • Producer Trimbach
  • Varietal Riesling
  • Designation Cuvée Frédéric Emile
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Alsace
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Alsace

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (1%)
  • In Cellars 165 (53%)
  • Consumed 146 (47%)

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