A Dream Brew - Revisited:
2008 Trimbach Clos Ste. Hune

Posted by Ian McFadden

Clos Ste. Hune is one of the greatest Rieslings on the planet, and one of the great wines of the world.

The 2008 seems poised to be one of the most important vintages of the wine in recent history.

Jean Trimbach has called the 2008 vintage in Alsace the best since 1990, and possibly in the last 100 years.

It's safe to say that the 2008 Clos Ste. Hune is the most anticipated release of this great wine that we've seen.

We did a small offering of the 2008 in January. We were happy to have a chance to land a second parcel that we're offering today.

No dry Riesling comes close to its track record for aging profoundly. Last year, I was fortunate enough to attend an epic Trimbach tasting with Clos Ste. Hune going back to 1975. Just how incredibly amazing the wine is came into clear focus.

Even in the context of Clos Ste. Hune's illustrious history, the 2008 looks like a masterpiece in the making. The 2008 is a dream brew of energy, harmony and length. It offers loads of extract-rich, precise minerality with subtle refinement and complexity.

The 1.67ha Clos Ste. Hune vineyard has an undeniable magic the same way that Montrachet or Clos de Mesnil do. As I wrote in the previous offer, few vintages have captured the soul of this elite site with such clarity as the 2008.

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

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine

Crush Wine & Spirits

David Schildknecht: "The combination of smoky pungency and citric brightness of Trimbach’s 2008 Riesling Clos Ste-Hune is almost eye-wateringly intense – and that’s just on inhaling! In the mouth, the dynamic interplay of energetic, efficacious citrus and white currant with chalk, salt, crushed stone, and apricot kernel will keep you stimulated and intrigued long after the flavors have faded, and that is already a long time. This buoyant, handsomely austere Ste-Hune will not require recharging over the next couple of decades, and in time should put on a truly spectacular display."