Bright straw-yellow. Subdued, delicate aromas of lime, green apple, wet stone and tarragon. Soft and supple on entry, then turns more taut in the middle and finishes suave, dry and long, with bracing yellow apple and fresh herb flavors but no sharp edges. This youthful wine will need plenty of bottle age to reach optimal drinkability. Trimbach does not produce this selection every year (recently, it was made in 09, '11, '12 and '14), only when there are enough high-quality grapes to make it without compromising the quality of the Réserve bottling. In fact, this wine is almost always a little richer and deeper than the Réserve. Drink 2017-2026. 91+ points, Ian d’Agata, Vinous, February 2016.
The 2014 vintage sets this wine apart again because of it’s elevated acidity. Super fresh with zing and amazing intensity. You really see the mineral edge on the second half of the palate. Once again a good component of Grand Cru fruit here with some from the famed Rosacker vineyard. Pure class. FWC. Ian Cook