The Greatest White Wine Value of 2011?
2001 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile
OUTRAGEOUS BACK UP THE TRUCK PRICING AT $33.33!
This is, frankly, an outlandish value.
At nearly 20% below the lowest pricing in the world, this is a stunning white wine perfect for the upcoming summer (though structured enough for the cellar).
Today we present only the 3rd "Back Up the Truck" of 2011 - an offer that puts forth what must be the greatest white wine value of the year: Trimbach's cult Frédéric Emile at as low as $33.33.
This is one of the great wines of Alsace - a dry Riesling dense with extract, super-saturated with citrus peel and a complex, complex minerality. This is uncompromising wine and even at it's normal $40-$60 price, it is a value to reckon with.
At under $400 on the case purchase, this is an offer not to miss.
This parcel of Freddy Emile comes to us, 10 years young, direct from the estate, where it has enjoyed a lengthy slumber. The provenance here is perfect and while this wine is in extraordinary form for the upcoming summer, it is also a serious wine that will age in the cellar for many years to come.
Before we go any further, please note that this pricing will not last. This deal ends on Monday or when our parcel dries up, whichever comes first.
The "Freddy Emile" is one of those best kept secrets among wine geeks - it is a perennial over-achiever. The 2001 has been one of our favorites for many years - it is an absolutely superb vintage for the Freddy Emile.
In fact, we offered a parcel of this wine out a few years ago and it disappeared immediately. I'll admit I took a solid case for myself and over the past few years, I’ve opened nearly all the bottles - I continue to be shocked by this seeming fountain of youth.
As a very recently-opened bottle proved, 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 shouldn’t be surprised. Trimbach’s Rieslings are known for their stature and longevity, and 2001 was a fantastic vintage at the maison. The grapes come from 30+ year old vines, 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, if such a thing exists.
The wide, glorious drinking window here is just opening up fully, and it should stay that way for at least another five years, possibly even ten. Decanting, if you’re indulging right away, would not be a terrible idea.
This pricing is good only on this parcel which is likely to dry up soon. We urge you to give us your maximum order as soon as possible.
To do so, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the store at (212) 980-9463.
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