2013 Trimbach Cuvee Frederic Emile Riesling
From the south and south-east facing Ribeauvillé grands crus Geisberg and Osterberg with low-yielding vines averaging 45 years old, the 2013 Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile displays a deep, complex and very elegant bouquet of ripe, rather tropical fruit aromas along with some floral flavors. Full-bodied, juicy, round and elegant on the palate, this mineral-laced and well-structured wine indicates a firm but ripe acidity and a lingering salinity as well as an impressively pure and mineral length. Powerful and with great aging potential. In the market is still the 2009 vintage whereas the earliest date of release of the 2013 is 2018. Drink 2018 - 2035.
Stephan Reinhardt - Wine Advocate (Oct 2015)
Bright straw-green. White peach and mint aromas are complicated by delicate herbs and chlorophyll on the enticing nose. Intensely flavored and deep, conveying a saline freshness to the stone fruit and herb flavors. Finishes pliant and long, with firm minerality and a suggestion of gingery spices. This Frédéric Emile is more influenced by the Geisberg than the 2014; it's more showy and concentrated than the 2014 Frédéric Emile but perhaps less refined. It'll be great fun to compare these two FE's side by side in ten years time. Drink 2022 - 2045.
Ian D'Agata - Vinous
A fabulous wine with spice, mineral, salt and dried fruits. Hints of pear and dried apple too. Full and layered with great depth and power. Salty. Limestone and degraded fossilized seashells. A blend of 50% Giesberg and Rosacker. This is on sale in 2020.
Stuart Pigott - JamesSuckling.com