2016 trimbach, riesling clos st hune
Why We're Buying
Trimbach Clos. Ste. Hune Riesling is deceptive when young. It takes years to reveal its nuance and complexity. Proper cellaring can unlock beautiful layers of acidity mixed with notes of flint, citrus, beeswax, and freshly made bread. In 2017, Food and Wine hailed Trimbach Clos. Ste. Hune Riesling as "one of the world's greatest white wines." From 2019 to 2020, the riesling appreciated 37.5%.
This is really phenomenal with such compact fruit and mineral, lemon and spice character. It’s full-bodied yet so refined and polished. It goes on for days. Glorious! Will be released by 2024. Drink on release or hold.
Luminous straw. Penetrating nuances of lime and guava join the lemon verbena, jasmine, mineral and white stone fruit aromas on the knockout, captivating nose. Then dense, complex and multilayered, offering profound flavors of fresh citrus fruit, sweet spices and talcum powder. Closes extremely long, clean and precise; this is a young white wine of utterly mesmerizing beauty. I find this to be one of the best young CSHs I have ever tasted; it is stylistically different but almost on the same quality level as the marvelous 2010 CSH. One sniff (never mind taste) and I was left almost speechless - and I’m not usually one who keeps his mouth shut when I recognize a truly great wine.