Color - Pale bright yellow straw
Bouquet - Lemon peel, honeyed fruit, and menthol on the nose
Taste - Ripe, supple and rich, yet lean and precise with excellent mineral character.
Wine Advocate 90 points - From 90% estate fruit (and the rest from extended family holdings) in Hunawihr, Ribeauville and Bergheim, the Trimbach 2011 Riesling Reserve projects juicy apple laced with lemon rind and suffused with chalk and alkali, the latter joined by struck-flint and sage pungency in the attention-getting and in a positive sense reductive nose. The palate pungency of green herbs and citrus zest makes for enormous invigoration, allied to persistent juiciness and a finish of focus and grip. It’s unfortunate that this bottling - the 2011 was only released in late 2013 - does not often show up on American shores. It should satisfy through at least 2017. (Aug 2014)
The Trimbachs have a purist vision. Across 12 generations, the family has always produced wines that are structured, long-lived, fruity, elegant and balanced: the celebrated Trimbach style.
|Pairs well with shellfish and white meats in white wine sauces.