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Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile 2011

Riesling from Alsace, France
JG 94
JS 94
F 94
WA 93
WS 93
W&S 93
14.0% ABV
Item # 343029

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94 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The Trimbach family’s 2011 vintage of Cuvée Frédéric Émile is just starting to blossom in magnum, and I have to expect that it is now in its plateau of peak drinkability in regular sized formats. The bouquet of the 2011 magnum is beautiful, offering up a precise and vibrant constellation of apple, pink grapefruit, a beautiful base of stony minerality, a lovely touch of petrol, white flowers, beeswax and a topnote of lemon zest. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied, focused and has a rock solid core of ripe fruit, with superb mineral undertow, zesty acids and a long, complex and bone dry finish. This vintage comes in at fourteen percent octane, so this is a fairly powerful example of Cuvée Frédéric Émile, but it is elegant, pure and low fat at the same time. Fine juice. 2021-2065. (Jul/Aug 2021)"

94 points James Suckling: "For a seven-year-old dry white, this has great vitality. The more air it gets, the more candied-citrus, pear and dried-herb aromas emerge. Although the wine's frame is on the sleek side, there's serious concentration. The finish is very long with a cascade of herbal and mineral notes. Drink or hold. (5/28/18)"

94 points Falstaff (9/24/20).

93 points David Schildknecht (Wine Advocate): "Trimbach’s 2011 Riesling Cuvee Frederic Emile leads with a fascinating nose mingling quinine and smoky black tea with the more usual lime, white peach and crushed chalk. Silken-textured and generously juicy, with hauntingly bittersweet inner-mouth floral perfume, it opens-up in an infectiously juicy manner one seldom expects from youthful exemplars of this cuvee, thus drinking-well before one is able to purchase it! (But at least you can safely count on savoring it in its elegant prime through at least 2025.) Lentil sprout, peach kernel, and almond oil add to the diversity of flavors already intimated on the nose in a superbly sustained, bell-clear and invigorating as well as surprisingly and delightfully buoyant finish. (8/27/14)"

93 points Wine Spectator: "Lovely spice and smoke notes lead the way in this firm, linear white, accenting poached apple, chopped almond, dried thyme and lemon pith flavors on the harmonious palate. Best from 2019 through 2029. 350 cases imported. (11/15/17)"

93 points Wine & Spirits: "[$95 list] This is a blend from the Trimbach family’s holdings in Geisberg and Osterberg, two grand crus in their hometown of Ribeauvillé. One is planted in limestone and sandstone, the other in muschelkalk, the vines averaging 45 years of age. While 2011 is not the most structured or long-lived vintage, this wine shows no signs of letting up. There’s gentle sweetness to the caramelized apple and fresh pear flavors, lasting with delicacy, purity and clarity. (Aug 2020)"

92+ points Ian D'Agata (Vinous): "The nose is driven by Granny Smith apples that intermingle with yellow plum and subtle jasmine aromas. It is nicely defined, though it was given a run for its money by Mittnacht’s Riesling. The palate is poised, with fine acidity and bite, moderate length and a mineral-driven, slightly petrolly finish. This is not the greatest Frédéric Emile I have encountered, but it is maturing well, if at its own leisurely pace. Drink: 2020-2040. (Oct 2020)"
94 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The Trimbach family’s 2011 vintage of Cuvée Frédéric Émile is just starting to blossom in magnum, and I have to expect that it is now in its plateau of peak drinkability in regular sized formats. The bouquet of the 2011 magnum is beautiful, offering up a precise and vibrant constellation of apple, pink grapefruit, a beautiful base of stony minerality, a lovely touch of petrol, white flowers, beeswax and a topnote of lemon zest. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied, focused and has a rock solid core of ripe fruit, with superb mineral undertow, zesty acids and a long, complex and bone dry finish. This vintage comes in at fourteen percent octane, so this is a fairly powerful example of Cuvée Frédéric Émile, but it is elegant, pure and low fat at the same time. Fine juice. 2021-2065. (Jul/Aug 2021)"

94 points James Suckling: "For a seven-year-old dry white, this has great vitality. The more air it gets, the more candied-citrus, pear and dried-herb aromas emerge. Although the wine's frame is on the sleek side, there's serious concentration. The finish is very long with a cascade of herbal and mineral notes. Drink or hold. (5/28/18)"

94 points Falstaff (9/24/20).

93 points David Schildknecht (Wine Advocate): "Trimbach’s 2011 Riesling Cuvee Frederic Emile leads with a fascinating nose mingling quinine and smoky black tea with the more usual lime, white peach and crushed chalk. Silken-textured and generously juicy, with hauntingly bittersweet inner-mouth floral perfume, it opens-up in an infectiously juicy manner one seldom expects from youthful exemplars of this cuvee, thus drinking-well before one is able to purchase it! (But at least you can safely count on savoring it in its elegant prime through at least 2025.) Lentil sprout, peach kernel, and almond oil add to the diversity of flavors already intimated on the nose in a superbly sustained, bell-clear and invigorating as well as surprisingly and delightfully buoyant finish. (8/27/14)"

93 points Wine Spectator: "Lovely spice and smoke notes lead the way in this firm, linear white, accenting poached apple, chopped almond, dried thyme and lemon pith flavors on the harmonious palate. Best from 2019 through 2029. 350 cases imported. (11/15/17)"

93 points Wine & Spirits: "[$95 list] This is a blend from the Trimbach family’s holdings in Geisberg and Osterberg, two grand crus in their hometown of Ribeauvillé. One is planted in limestone and sandstone, the other in muschelkalk, the vines averaging 45 years of age. While 2011 is not the most structured or long-lived vintage, this wine shows no signs of letting up. There’s gentle sweetness to the caramelized apple and fresh pear flavors, lasting with delicacy, purity and clarity. (Aug 2020)"

92+ points Ian D'Agata (Vinous): "The nose is driven by Granny Smith apples that intermingle with yellow plum and subtle jasmine aromas. It is nicely defined, though it was given a run for its money by Mittnacht’s Riesling. The palate is poised, with fine acidity and bite, moderate length and a mineral-driven, slightly petrolly finish. This is not the greatest Frédéric Emile I have encountered, but it is maturing well, if at its own leisurely pace. Drink: 2020-2040. (Oct 2020)"
Product SKU 343029
Producer Trimbach
Country France
Region Alsace
Varietal Riesling
Vintage 2011
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 14.0%
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