2017 Trimbach Riesling Clos Sainte Hune

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Only the very best will do here, with the finest Riesling being reserved for life changing wine from Alsace's Trimbach.

Sale price$625.00
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This may come as a shock, but we're really lost for words here. There are only so many ways to describe things and this is just, well, indescribable.

It isn't often that we see a wine with this price tag and are floored by it. It fully commands the room, and the price, with its presence and poise. Utterly sublime.

There's such ease here. The first thing that comes out is, despite this being a Serious Wine, just how juicy and friendly it is. But under the surface of fresh peach, lemon and mint is an ocean of complexity. It goes deep. Quince paste, cinnamon, white pepper, flint and pear all come through and the balance really drives this home. There's an electric acidity running through and through, carving a line through all the flavours and sending goose-bumps up your spine.


An exceptional terroir on the Grand Cru Rosacker in Hunawihr, this Clos which has belonged to the Trimbach family for more than two hundred years covers 1.67 hectares. The more than fifty-year-old vineyard benefits from a southern, south-eastern exposure on a subsoil dominated by Muschelkalk limestone (or shell limestone) and yellow limestone.

Conditions that give this Riesling a specific fragrance and a remarkable fruit concentration enhanced by a refined hint of minerality on the finish and an incredible length... the signs of recognition so typical of Clos Ste Hune after a few years of aging. The small annual production, 7000 bottles on average, makes it a precious wine coveted by all Riesling enthusiasts and collectors in the world.

96 Points - "Vivid straw-green with gold highlights. Highly aromatic on the nose, revealing hints of pear, lime, white pepper, candied ginger, quince and even raspberry. Enters sweet, then turns more austere and piercing. The penetrating, long, very suave finish offers complex, concentrated flavors similar to the aromas. That rare note of raspberry repeats in the mouth. A readier-to-drink CSH than usual, but it will age well. The Clos has been organically farmed since eight years ago, and I while I am very careful about making blanket statements on this subject, I think that the wines are now even better than they were before. Whether it’s the organic farming or not, I don’t know, but the possible connection is intriguing, to say the least." Ian D'Agata

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