drink-now1995 Riesling, Clos Ste Hune, Trimbach, Alsace

Product: SAM-1995-8008626
  • Ready, but will keep


The world-renowned Riesling Clos Ste. Hune is produced from 40 year old vines in a 1.38 hectare parcel (3.4 acres) located within the Rosacker grand cru. Some of the finest Rieslings I have ever tasted have hailed from this tiny plot. The 1995 Riesling Clos Ste. Hune remains unevolved and tight but is certainly one the greatest wines to have been crafted from this tiny monopole (solely owned vineyard). As always, my score reflects what I was able to perceive in the wine, yet I am convinced its mind-numbing richness and concentration are holding back enormous reserves. A profound nose of creamed herbs, minerals, candied limes, and poached pears leads to a super-rich, dry, viscous core of fruit. Layer upon layer of stones, gravel, spiced apples, and liquid minerals captivate the palate for well over a minute. This is a riveting wine, with untold complexity, power, and precision. Projected maturity: 2005-2015+. - Wine Advocate

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{color} White {color}                                                              
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