2001 Trimbach Cuvée Frédéric Emile 375ml
Sized and Priced to Drink with Reckless Abandon
"These 01 Freddy Emiles are still fierce, electric, bolting across the palate with dried citrus zest, candied lemon, mouth-drying rocks and a good dose of heady petrol and lanolin that hint at its age, even while the acidity seems to defy it."
I wrote the above quote earlier this year when we were offering the 2001 Freddy Emiles in 750ml.
At the time, we called it probably the best deal of the year. Almost five months later, I don’t think any of that’s changed - this wine is still sensational and it still represents one of the most insane quality-to-price ratios we’ve seen in a long time.
What HAS changed today is the format: Today we offer the rare half-bottle of 2001 Trimbach Frédéric Emile at $21.95, the lowest price in the world by a good margin.
Membership has its privileges: If you're getting this email, then you've supported Trimbach or our Riesling program - so you get the first (and most likely the final) look. Please give us your maximum order and we'll do our best, though all orders are subject to confirmation.
The "Freddy Emile" is one of those best-kept secrets among wine geeks - it is a perennial overachiever, and the 2001 has been one of our favorites for many years - an absolutely superb vintage for the Freddy Emile.
In half-bottle, these are in a glorious drinking window right now, though even in the 375ml format, this bottle has the zip and intensity to power through another couple of years.
Trimbach’s Rieslings are known - are respected, even idolized - for their stature and longevity, and 2001 was a fantastic vintage at the maison. The grapes come from vines over 30 years old, and the house always places a premium on minerality, purity and structure. While the signature Alsace weight is tangible, the wine shows absolutely no sluggishness - it is delineated and focused... a "precise locomotive" of a wine, as we’ve called it.
This is one of the benchmark dry Rieslings, in Alsace or anywhere else. It is an exemplar of the varietal the world over, with a decade of beauty rest on it to bring it into perfect form.
The half-bottle offerings we've been featuring have been met with a really intense demand. This, too, will likely fly out the door quickly. Please give us your maximum order, and we'll do our best.
To order, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the store at (212) 980-9463.
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