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David M. Bueker


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Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:52 pm



WTN: A Taste of Honey (2000 Trimbach CFE VT)

by David M. Bueker » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:57 am

tasting much sweeter than, do, do, do

2000 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile Vendange Tardive - France, Alsace, Alsace AOC (8/7/2013)
Three years on since my last bottle of this, and it remains a rich and honeyed wine that has great flavor interest, but is not my favorite CFE VT. The botrytis flavors are quite dominant, with honey and spice masking almost all of the Riesling-ness of the wine. Things freshen up a bit with air, and the wine gets more precise as a result, but I never get past the VT-ness. Rather than calling this CFE VT, it should be VT CFE. Very enjoyable as a not too sweet botrytis wine, but not what I am looking for from this bottling. I would drink up soon before any remaining varietal character is totally gone.

By the way - no oxidation here. The wine was quite sound, just too much of one thing.
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