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1998 Trimbach - Riesling Clos St-Hune

  • 95 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 93 JR
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SKU: 57727-1998-750-3A
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Pale greenish. (Only half as much botrytis in this vineyard as for Cuv?e Fr?d?ric Emile this year.) Very pure fruit. Concentrated and pleasing already on the nose though with a hint of austerity. Grainy, textured, deep on the palate. Slightly toasty character. Massive extract. Bodes well.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Seductive. More classical in style, this Riesling offers intense peach, apple and pine forest aromas and flavors matched to a steely, dry profile. It's understated, yet leaves more to the imagination, teasing with its nuances and sophisticated charms. 700 cases made.
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The 1998 Riesling Clos St. Hune is a spectacular wine. It displays a magnificent aromatic purity, with complex herbal, mineral, and crisp pear scents. Medium to full-bodied, and awesomely broad, powerful, and harmonious, this tightly-wound, slate, chalk, lemon-lime, quartz, and cocoa powder-flavored wine is silky-textured and breathtakingly intense. It should be at its peak of maturity between 2006 and 2015+.
    Author: Pierre Rovani
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Very complex nose melds lime, mint, powdered stone, licorice and a light petrol note. Dense, rich, chewy and firm; supple and ripe but solidly structured for aging. Finishes very long and minerally. Loads of potential. (But the '97 Clos Ste. Hune, a wine of compelling minerality, is even richer and more layered; I'll stick with my original score of 94(+?) for the earlier wine, which I retasted in May alongside the '98.)
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2001
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  • Collector Data For This Wine

    • 156 bottles owned
    • 28 collectors