2016 Trimbach 'Clos Ste. Hune' Riesling Alsace
This classic bottling from Trimbach is always a treat and a must for collector's of fine and rare French wines. Built to last decades, but also approachable in it's youth. The 2016 Clos Ste. Hune is a wine of a profound beauty and structure. Guava and citrus such as lime and lemon peel are surrounded with spicy aromas of jasmine and ginger. From the recent review from Antionio Galloni's Vinous, "I find this to be one of the best young CSHs I have ever tasted."
This is really phenomenal with such compact fruit and mineral, lemon and spice character. It’s full-bodied yet so refined and polished. It goes on for days. Glorious! Will be released by 2024. Drink on release or hold.
Luminous straw. Penetrating nuances of lime and guava join the lemon verbena, jasmine, mineral and white stone fruit aromas on the knockout, captivating nose. Then dense, complex and multilayered, offering profound flavors of fresh citrus fruit, sweet spices and talcum powder. Closes extremely long, clean and precise; this is a young white wine of utterly mesmerizing beauty. I find this to be one of the best young CSHs I have ever tasted; it is stylistically different but almost on the same quality level as the marvelous 2010 CSH. One sniff (never mind taste) and I was left almost speechless - and I’m not usually one who keeps his mouth shut when I recognize a truly great wine.