Trimbach Réserve Riesling 2013
Winemaker Notes :
Pale bright yellow straw color. Aromas of lemon peel, honeyed fruit, and menthol on the nose. Ripe, supple and rich, yet lean and precise with excellent mineral character.
Wine EnthusiastPure citrus zest rises from the glass: lovely, ripe lemon and zesty lime. The palate reinforces these flavors in a rapier-like fashion, with drive and energy in a very linear energetic way. This seem like an elixir or a tonic full of vim, all informed by a central dynamic freshness. This has barely blossomed but promises much future pleasure. This genie should be contained in its bottle for a while longer before letting it loose. It's something to look forward to. Drink 2020–2035.
James SucklingAromas of dried lemons, flowers and minerals. Just hints of cream. Full body, lots of fruit and a minerally, sliced apple character. Very long, salty and flinty.
Wine SpectatorAn austere, monolithic white, with intense acidity driven by abundant minerality. Subtle notes of melon rind, lemon preserves, ground white pepper and spring forest should gain momentum with additional air or cellar time. Best from 2019 through 2026.
Wine AdvocateSourced from predominantly own vines in Ribeauvillé, Hunawihr and Bergheim the 2013 Riesling Reserve represents an archetype of Riesling from the limestoney Ribeauvillé area. Rich, intense and concentrated on the clear and aromatic, lemony and slightly smoky nose this is a full-bodied and concentrated, very well focused, mineral and racy-piquant Riesling that needs some years to get more round and elegant. The finish is pure and lemon-fresh, somewhat edgy but well concentrated and powerful. In a good vintage Trimbach produces 40,000 bottles of this Réserve but in 2013 and 2014 as well as in 2010 only 25,000 bottles were made.