Fresh lime, yellow plum, musk, and intimations of chalk dust in the nose of Trimbach's 2006 Riesling Clos Ste-Hune usher in a strikingly fresh, firm palate possessed of meat stock and game-like animal undertones. This bottling of barely over 12.5% in alcohol is much more tightly-stitched than the corresponding Frederic Emile, and finishes with penetrating, bright length, combined with overtly crushed stone minerality. No Alsace 2006 of my experience can top this for focus, clarity, or long-term (I would estimate 12-15 years') aging potential, although the Frederic Emile is in its very different way more striking, as well as more fun to drink now.
Author: David Schildknecht
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17
Rounder and deeper in colour. Big and muscular and almost brawny. Seems much more evolved than the Cuv‚e Fr‚d‚ric Emile. Looking good. Very firm and dense. Very slightly jammy on the nose says Jean. Not the purest vintage. At the moment they plan to release 2006 after 2005 but admit they may yet change their minds.