1989 Trimbach Frederic Emile Vendange Tardive

Posted by Ian McFadden

1989 Trimbach
Frederic Emile Vendanges Tardives

I jumped on this small parcel immediately.

It was sharply priced and the '89 Freddy Emile VT is drinking really well.

The 1989 vintage in Alsace produced a bounty of epic late harvest wines. Across the board, the wines are profoundly complex and powerful while remaining beautifully harmonious.

Trimbach's Freddy Emile VT stands out in the vintage for its rigor and purity. For all its palate-staining layered complexity, there's a fineness and clarity that's undeniable.

Part of this has to do with the house’s careful winemaking, and part of it with the pedigreed slopes from which the wine comes - the Grand Crus Geisberg and Osterberg. These clay-limestone soils are littered with fossils. It's really easy to imagine these sites producing a VT of uncommon finesse and minerality.

I'm going to wrap this up. We have a very small amount of this wine and Freddy Emile has a huge following. Please give us your ideal order and we'll try our best.

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

1989 Trimbach Frederic Emile VT