RIESLING SÉLECTION DE VIEILLES VIGNES

2016 France Alsace
91 Points

The nose offers apple, pear, peach and a strong note of anise. Then rich and dense, offering round flavors of licorice, yellow apple, and peach. The finish is fleshy, long and savory, lifted by a zingy lemony bite. Unlike Trimbach’s Riesling Reserve, I usually find this special selection wine to be very expressive right away. – I.A. [ 91+ pts]

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Vinous APRIL 2018
RIESLING SÉLECTION DE VIEILLES VIGNES

RIESLING RÉSERVE

2016 France Alsace
90 Points

Slightly reticent aromas of green fruit and fresh herbs are complemented by a vibrant lemony tang. Fresh and clean, showing a stony nuance to the crisp nectarine and sweet herb flavors. Finishes long and bright, with a hint of sucrosité... needs time to open; I’d cellar it for another year or two to let it start showing its best. –I.A.

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Vinous APRIL 2018
RIESLING RÉSERVE

RIESLING CUVÉE FRÉDÉRIC ÉMILE

2016 France Alsace
97 Points

Complex, mint-accented aromas of nectarine, tangerine and powdered stone, plus a hint of licorice. Then bright, juicy and dense, showing outstanding acid-sugar balance and a penetrating juiciness to the stone fruit and herbal flavors. Finishes multilayered and very long, displaying noteworthy clarity and limy cut on the saline finish. Wine lovers everywhere know just how great Frédéric Emile Rieslings can be, but this looks to be a real knockout in the making; I absolutely love this wine’s mineral drive and precision. It pulls off the neat trick of being both very ageworthy and also lovely to drink right now – I.A. [97+ pts]

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Vinous APRIL 2018
RIESLING CUVÉE FRÉDÉRIC ÉMILE