Grand Cru Rosacker is arguably the world’s greatest Riesling vineyard, and the Trimbach Riesling bearing its fruit is one of the great expressions of this wine worldwide. Vines are all over 50 years of age. Known as Clos Sainte Hune, the wine is made with cool, slow fermentation, allowing for pure fruit expression. Clear, deep and mineral on the nose, it is rich and pure on the palate. Full bodied and juicy, with an incredibly long finish. Ageing will make it even more extraordinary.
Founded in 1626 by Jean Trimbach, Trimbach arguably produces some of the world’s finest wines from its Grand Cru vineyards.
This is very dense and powerful. Full-bodied and tight. Gives away very little at first but then opens to a full palate with incredible finish and length. Fabulous.
97 points, jamessuckling.com (September 2015)
Intense aromas of sliced white peach, lilac and other flowers. Cinnamon and incense too. Full-bodied and very open now but it could close down. Dense and superior.
95 points, jamessuckling.com (September 2015)
As readers know Trimbach's iconic Clos Sainte Hune comes from a 1.67 hectare plot on the Grand Cru Rosacker but is sold as Clos Ste Hune since 1919. The densely planted vines are pretty old (more than 50 years on average), with the oldest planted in the 1940s and the youngest in the 1980s. Bottled, like all the prestigious wines of Trimbach in April 2014, the 2013 Riesling Clos Ste Hune shows a very clear and deep, dusty/smoky, mineral nose which impressively reflects the Muschelkalk terroir. Rich, precise and pure also on the nobly textured and highly elegant palate this expressive and full-bodied Riesling is penetrating mineral and piquant but also very juicy. The finish is extremely long and complex. Very promising and stunningly accessible already. However, this wine won't be in the market before 2019/20.
95+ points, Wine Advocate (October 2015)
Golden-tinged yellow. Almond paste, beurre blanc, lemon curd, sweet spices, coconut and toast, complicated by a hint of petrol. Bright and acid, offering lively flavors similar to the aromas. A hint of noble rot is typical of the vintage, as it was in 1998. This is very complex, especially on the nose, and boasts a delightful acid-fruit balance. Finishes with hints of coriander and mint and a really pentrating acid cut. Not the most powerful CSH ever made, but very well balanced.
94+ points, Vinous (January 2019)