Cuvée Frédéric Emile is a perennial overachiever.
And 2008 is simply a great vintage for the wine.
Jean Trimbach has called the 2008 vintage in Alsace the best since 1990, and possibly in the last 100 years.
The 2008 Frédéric Emile is a wine of supreme clarity and rigor.
In the Trimbach dry Riesling line-up, their epic Clos St. Hune and Freddy Emile are unquestionably king and queen.
While it is very clear that Clos Ste. Hune is a monument that stands on its own, the chiseled Freddy Emile is not far off the mark... and it's ridiculously well priced. It's a wine of enormous stature and longevity.
No doubt, that's partly owed to the pedigreed slopes from which the wine comes - the Grand Crus Geisberg and Osterberg. These clay-limestone soils are stuffed with fossils that infuse the wines with rocky, powerful, deep and forceful minerals.
The 2008 Frédéric Emile is drinking beautifully today, while still holding plenty in reserve for the decades to come. There's a stunning combination of depth and precision. It has an incredibly insistent stony, saline-inflected minerality along with citrus, herbs and stone fruits. The overall impression is of cut, length and finesse.
Frédéric Emile is one of the iconic dry Rieslings, and one of the great values in cellarable white wine. When you combine it with the 2008 vintage, you have a can't-miss situation.
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2008 Trimbach Cuvée Frédéric Emile