2005 Trimbach Gewurztraminer
On the dry side and focused, exhibiting nectarine, spice and grapefruit peel flavors on a medium-bodied profile.
Vintage ChartRating for France-Alsace: 87 (average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: drink now<br/>
CellarTracker Community Tasting NotesCommunity Tasting Notes (average 87.1 pts. and median of 88 pts. in 33 notes)
Food & WineRating: VERY GOOD Distinctive - As reviewed by Food & Wine - 2009 Wine Guide on 2009. Here's a racy, steely Riesling that smells like kaffir lime and white flowers and grips the palate with laser-beam acidity. It's a great everyday white from a reference-point winery that's been a fixture in the Alsatian village of Ribeauvillé since the 17th century.
Wine.comGewurztraminer is without a doubt the most distinctive wine from Trimbach. The variety's pronounced fragrance of rose, lychee and spice introduces the rich and often powerful taste adopted around the world as the perfect accompaniment to spicy food. The 2005 Gewurztraminer is dry, with good levels of natural alcohol and plenty of appealing acidity - the Trimbach family's signature.
Wine Advocate"Trimbach's 'classic' 2005 Gewurztraminer offers a model of restraint and refreshment that I can only wish more growers would emulate. Smelling of smoked meats, celery seed and sea breeze, it is positively bracing even before it hits the palate, where a certain oily richness does not equate to heaviness nor preclude vivacity. Celery root, peach, and smoked meats dominate the finish of this truly ripe, dry-tasting, yet only 13.5% stylistic statement. The Trimbach family continues to render some of...