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WTN: Stunning Frédéric Emile

by David M. Bueker » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:53 pm

2002 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile - France, Alsace, Alsace AOC (8/26/2014)
Is the 2002 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile the best CFE since the 1990? Considering everything (including the dreaded premox) I would venture to say yes. It's bracing, unendingly deep, and teases out its flavors just enough to get you hooked. This is stunning Riesling that reminds me why I continue to pursue that "runner's high" of the perfect expression of fruit, stone and steel.
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Re: WTN: Stunning Frédéric Emile

by Mark Lipton » Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am

David M. Bueker wrote:2002 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile - France, Alsace, Alsace AOC (8/26/2014)
Is the 2002 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile the best CFE since the 1990? Considering everything (including the dreaded premox) I would venture to say yes. It's bracing, unendingly deep, and teases out its flavors just enough to get you hooked. This is stunning Riesling that reminds me why I continue to pursue that "runner's high" of the perfect expression of fruit, stone and steel.


Thanks for taking one for the team. I'll try holding onto mine for another few years.

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Re: WTN: Stunning Frédéric Emile

by Florida Jim » Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:28 am

The 1993 from magnum was tolerable last Saturday night.
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Re: WTN: Stunning Frédéric Emile

by Fredrik L » Wed Aug 27, 2014 3:31 am

The 2002 is truly the wine of the vintage, amazing how they could produce something like that in a not so great vintage.

Many lots of the 1993 went through malo, beware of those.

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Re: WTN: Stunning Frédéric Emile

by David M. Bueker » Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:43 am

I have had a number of fine 2002 Alsatian wines. Boxler Brand springs to mind as nearly the equal of the CFE. Others as well.
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Re: WTN: Stunning Frédéric Emile

by Fredrik L » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:13 am

For me Trimbach is always hors-concours, and I am not fond of Riesling from granite soil.

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Re: WTN: Stunning Frédéric Emile

by Dale Williams » Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:18 am

sounds like I should try one soon, I thought great a few years ago, but recent notes were saying closed
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Re: WTN: Stunning Frédéric Emile

by Diane (Long Island) » Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:35 pm

I have one ready for tonight, with a 2005 Foreau in the wings as a backup.
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