Trimbach Riesling Reserve 2015 375ml
Pale straw. White stone fruit, botanical herbs and crushed stone on the perfumed nose. Dense, rich and juicy, displaying clean mineral nuances to the mirabelle and apple flavors. Long, lemony and fresh on the zingy finish. Made with roughly 40-year-old vines historically used to make the Réserve (from vineyards around the towns of Ribeauvillé, Hunawihr and Bergheim). This will go on sale toward the end of 2017, as the estate is still currently selling its 2013. Drink 2109-2028.’ 91+ points, Ian d’Agata, Vinous, March 2017.
For an extra $20 you are now in the high quality end of the range. The same wine making process pretty much for all the Rieslings, so it’s where the fruit comes from that really counts. 40% of this wine is from Grand Cru vineyards – showing more ripeness and texture – lots of stone fruit and depth in the mouth plus chalky minerality to close. A beauty. Ian Cook