Trimbach Cuvée Frédéric Emile Riesling 2000 (Alsace, France)
Served from magnum at the tail end of one of the recent Riesling dinners at Fix St James.
Personally I’ve never had a stunning bottle of this wine from any vintage. Still waiting based on this bottle. The question with this particular vintage remains to be whether it is just in a hole or is genuinely going backwards (see Jancis’ note for example.)
Sour and very dry. Plenty of dry extract and latent power but with a rather foursquare and drying palate of dried citrus and grapefruit. Noticeable alcohol and power but just a fraction lacking in generosity with a hardness to the back end. Where is it going to go from here? 16.5/88