2004 Riesling Clos St Hune

Trimbach

93Average Score
White
12x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
£2,163.00
Bts
-
0 Immediate | 4 Marketplace
£182.00
6x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
£1,083.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
93
Critic Notes

Very clear, deep, intense and slightly smoky on the nose, the 2004 Riesling Clos Ste Hune reveals a great purity, intensity and freshness. Full-bodied, intense, and concentrated with partly overripe Riesling berry aromas, this wine has a great juiciness and intense fruity taste. More flesh and meat than the 2007 with great intensity and length; it is a great wine with a huge aging potential. With 11 years, this wine is still extremely young and quite powerful. Oct 2015, www.robertparker.com

Score: 95-/100Stephan Reinhardt

The 2004 Riesling Clos Ste-Hune smells deliciously, mysteriously and complexly of grapefruit, blood orange, sassafras, mirabelle distillate, licorice, truffle, musk, lily, and chalk. Creamy and much richer on the palate than its Frederic Emile counterpart, it displays no less sheer density, stony minerality, or penetration. The finish here is truly palate staining, and as multi-faceted as the aromas. It would probably be a shame to uncork a bottle (especially given the aftermarket prices I have been seeing on these wines!) for at least a couple of more years after it is released in 2009. David Schildknecht, Wine Advocate February 2008

Score: 94-/100The Wine Advocate

The 2004 Riesling Clos Ste-Hune smells deliciously, mysteriously and complexly of grapefruit, blood orange, sassafras, mirabelle distillate, licorice, truffle, musk, lily, and chalk. Creamy and much richer on the palate than its Frederic Emile counterpart, it displays no less sheer density, stony minerality, or penetration. The finish here is truly palate staining, and as multi-faceted as the aromas. It would probably be a shame to uncork a bottle (especially given the aftermarket prices I have been seeing on these wines!) for at least a couple of more years after it is released in 2009. ||The Trimbach family continues to render some of the world’s finest Riesling; to uphold the principle that wine of Alsace (unless V.T.) should not taste sweet; to release wines only when they believe those wines say “it’s time”; and to ship 40,000 cases (or 40% of their production) to the United States. Notable developments on the occasion of my recent visit were the enhanced quality of their reserve level wines as well as outstanding performances with Pinot Gris. The wines on which I report below include some of those currently in the marketplace or about to appear, but most of the 2004s and 2005s will not be released for 1-3 more years. By the time early October rains struck in 2005, the team here had harvested everything other than their top Riesling. Yet, even though some of their most striking successes were picked unusually early, the upper-tier Rieslings here seem to have suffered neither dilution nor obscurant botrytis. The Trimbachs clearly rolled with any punches nature administered in 2004 (although by the time they harvested, abundant initial bunches had morphed into low yields), delivering Riesling of startling clarity and concentration that showcases its minerality and acidity. But in view of so much negative rot, they declined to attempt any nobly sweet selections. Wine Advocate.February, 2008

Score: 94-/100David Schildknecht

Bit old and neutral on the nose. Quite sweet, loose and heavy. Has lost the plot a bit. Even slightly beery. A bit alcoholic. Disappointing. Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com

Score: 16-/20Jancis Robinson
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Alsace
Sub-region
Hunawihr
Colour
White
Taste
Sweet
Alcohol %
13%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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