WTN: Riesling at its most dangerous (2001 Trimbach CFE)

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WTN: Riesling at its most dangerous (2001 Trimbach CFE)

Postby David M. Bueker » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:04 am

2001 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile - France, Alsace, Alsace AOC (8/20/2013)
Another bottle opened too soon, but better that than too late. This one was tighter than one opened in early 2013, showig a much stonier, more acidic character, with very focused, tart lemony fruit. Overall it was something like to a razor blade studded rock doused in lemon juice! Invigorating if you like that sort of thing.
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Re: WTN: Riesling at its most dangerous (2001 Trimbach CFE)

Postby Fredrik L » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:14 am

Drink the last 2000 before you drink your first 2001! That goes for CSH, too!

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Re: WTN: Riesling at its most dangerous (2001 Trimbach CFE)

Postby David M. Bueker » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:23 am

I've been into the 2000s as well. The 2000 CFE VT was in prime drinking form the other week.
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Re: WTN: Riesling at its most dangerous (2001 Trimbach CFE)

Postby Fredrik L » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:58 am

Sure,if you like Miel de Sapin, the 2000 CFE VT is not bad at the moment. If you are as patient as I am, there is another way, though: wait ten years or preferrably fifteen, then the terroir and the grape will - probably - have survived the botrytis. (It is no safe bet, mind you, and I will not leave that many bottles.)

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Re: WTN: Riesling at its most dangerous (2001 Trimbach CFE)

Postby David M. Bueker » Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:38 am

I don't see the 2000 surviving its botrytis. In fact I see it heading further and further into the depths of its spice.
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