Alsace at its Greatest
2004 Trimbach Clos Ste. Hune
Lowest Price in the Nation
"The 2004 Riesling Clos Ste-Hune smells deliciously, mysteriously and complexly of grapefruit, blood orange, sassafras, mirabelle distillate, licorice, truffle, musk, lily, and chalk." - David Schildknecht, Wine Advocate
Schildknecht's tasting note (in full, below) reads like some sort of witches' brew: sassafras, mirabelle distillate, truffle and musk, lily, etc.
Mirabelle distillate or no mirabelle distillate, the 2004 Clos Ste. Hune is kaleidoscopic, both outrageous and stern, incredibly complex with extreme detail and yet, as you would expect, profoundly mineral. Etched.
If you are receiving this email then you likely know Trimbach's Clos Ste. Hune. Today we offer a very small parcel - just a handful of cases really - at the lowest price in the nation.
This offer goes out only to a focused list of Riesling fanatics - only you get this price.
To my mind, the 2004 is a standout in a lineup of GREAT vintages of CSH. This wasn’t the easiest vintage for everyone in Alsace (October brought a good amount of rot and a sharp reduction in yields), Trimbach works at their own level. They selected only perfect fruit from their 1.67-hectare sub-parcel of the Grand Cru Rosacker vineyard to deliver an end product that deftly, commandingly shows off all the weight, density, concentration and extreme cut I’ve come to expect and look forward to in this wine. Plus, there's that wild freshness CSH always achieves, almost Saar- or Ruwer-like in its pine needle/forest floor quality, its glacial crispness.
While the Trimbachs say that Clos Ste. Hune needs seven years to come into its own, we've experienced older vintages at 20 to 30 years young and still found them precocious and ravishingly fresh. A recently tasted 1973 was still profound, showing no signs of slowing down. These are wines that defy typical projected aging windows.
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