RIESLING SÉLECTION DE VIEILLES VIGNES

2015 France Alsace
92 Points

The 2015 Riesling Sélection de Vieilles Vignes is a blend of Mühlforst, Rosacker, Haguenau and Vorderer Haguenau (the south-facing, 3-hectare vineyard, where Trimbach holds one hectare with 70+-year-old vines in high-density plantings called "little Geisberg"). The wine opens with a generous but precise and elegant nose of white, ripe fruits. Deep and complex on the mineral-structured palate, this is a highly expressive, very elegant, dense and balanced Riesling with a long, pretty intense and aromatic finish and a lingering salinity. This is a remarkably good and intense Riesling on 1er cru level. – S.R.

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate JUNE 2017
RIESLING SÉLECTION DE VIEILLES VIGNES

PINOT GRIS VENDANGES TARDIVES

2008 France Alsace
93 Points

A remarkable nose – vegetarians beware! – suggests smoked pork, sauteed veal sweetbreads, and truffle-studded foie gras, and the palate is just as sinfully rich as the nose implies, encompassing as well a honeyed intensity of quince and mirabelle preserves; white Burgundy-like toasted brioche; and hints of brown spices. This is a meal unto itself, and for all of its amplitude reveals a sense of buoyancy....One could certainly plan on following this for a quarter century.  – D.S.

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Wine Advocate MAY 2011
PINOT GRIS VENDANGES TARDIVES

RIESLING GRAND CRU SCHLOSSBERG

2015 France Alsace
95 Points

This racehorse of a wine marries power and grace, showing a beautiful nose of ripe white fruit and slate-tinged mineral that draws you into the glass. There's a buoyant quality to the acidity that enlivens the creamy, finely meshed flavors of white nectarine, with notes of Meyer lemon zest and accents of star anise, marjoram and saline. The long finish goes on and on. To be released Spring 2019. Drink now through 2035. – A.N.

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Wine Spectator WEB ONLY 2017
RIESLING GRAND CRU SCHLOSSBERG

RIESLING GRAND CRU SCHLOSSBERG

2014 France Alsace
97 Points

Editor's Choice; An earthy touch of freshly turned soil clings to the pure apple note on the nose. On the absolutely dry palate, however, a beautifully lithe, serene but all-encompassing cloud of lemon freshness just steals the show. It pervades and informs nose, palate and mind. Its luminosity and vivacious freshness just soars and sings. Yes, this is uncompromising. You have to like freshness, acidity and unflinching honesty to be a fan of this, but if you are, this is a ticket to vinous heaven. Wow. This is a real experience and a celebration of site and variety. Hoard this if you can. Gorgeous and fresh now, but far too young. Drink 2022–2040. – A.K.

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Wine Enthusiast DECEMBER 2017
RIESLING GRAND CRU SCHLOSSBERG

PINOT GRIS SELECTION DE GRAINS NOBLES

2011 France Alsace
93 Points

Lively acidity provides a fine, balancing framework for the honeyed profile of dried apricot and papaya fruit and accents of beeswax, Meyer lemon peel and smoky mineral in this rich sweetie. Lush and creamy, this is accessible today, but should develop nicely with some age. Drink now through 2027. – A.N.

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Wine Spectator NOVEMBER 2017
PINOT GRIS SELECTION DE GRAINS NOBLES

PINOT GRIS SELECTION DE GRAINS NOBLES

2005 France Alsace
97 Points

This focused SGN is tightly knit, blending threads of flavor and structure into a wine that's elegant overall. Weaves streamlined, racy acidity with layers of dried papaya, macerated peach, briny mineral and fresh alpine forest, with hints of lemon curd and wood smoke. Though rich and lightly honeyed, this leaves a fresh, mouthwatering impression, with lots of zesty spice and mineral character on the very long finish. Drink now through 2040. – A.N.

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Wine Spectator OCTOBER 2011
PINOT GRIS SELECTION DE GRAINS NOBLES

RIESLING CLOS STE HUNE

2008 France Alsace
95 Points

Highly Recommended; A classic Alsace Riesling in a steely style, yet shows lovely integration and accessibility, with the dense midpalate and creamy texture carrying flavors of white peach, crushed pine and beeswax. A pronounced streak of petrol-accented minerality echoes on the long, focused finish. Drink now through 2033. – A.N.

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Wine Spectator FEBRUARY 2017
RIESLING CLOS STE HUNE

RIESLING CUVÉE FRÉDÉRIC ÉMILE

2008 France Alsace
96 Points

This is a gorgeously matured dry Riesling classic from Ribeauvillé that drinks perfectly today and pairs with many kind of dishes. The wine has an intense citrus color and opens with a very clear, deep, dense and aromatic bouquet of dried fruits along with herbal and mineral aromas. Full-bodied, pure and elegant, yet complex and mineral on the palate, this is a silky textured but well-structured dry Riesling with intense and persistent fruit, fine tannins and lingering salinity. Bottled April 2009, this is a great dry Riesling blend from the Grands Crus Geisberg and Osterberg. – S.R.

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate JUNE 2017
RIESLING CUVÉE FRÉDÉRIC ÉMILE

GEWÜRZTRAMINER CUVÉE DES SEIGNEURS DE RIBEAUPIERRE

2008 France Alsace
90 Points

Fresh lime and its zest lend the Trimbach 2008 Gewurztraminer Seigneurs de Ribeaupierre a rather Riesling-like aura, while a hint of sweetness supports its notes of litchi and melon, which fruit pit and citrus peel bitterness helps to balance-out for a virtually dry finishing impression. Full and rich... this evinces fascinating low-tones of smoked meat, peat, and clove in a persistent, if faintly warm finish. – D.S.

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate MAY 2011
GEWÜRZTRAMINER CUVÉE DES SEIGNEURS DE RIBEAUPIERRE

GEWÜRZTRAMINER CUVÉE DES SEIGNEURS DE RIBEAUPIERRE

2008 France Alsace
93 Points

This historic vineyard in Ribeauvillé grows on marl-limestone soils, where the Trimbachs farm gewurztraminer on 50-year-old vines. The limestone soils seem to direct the structure of this wine, keeping it tight and formal. The fruit itself is markedly fresh, with a cool pink-grapefruit buzz of flavor and fine tannins that lengthen the zesty spice. Juicy and brisk, this has years of development ahead.

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Wine & Spirits DECEMBER 2016
GEWÜRZTRAMINER CUVÉE DES SEIGNEURS DE RIBEAUPIERRE