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Date Printed: 7/22/2014
Trimbach Clos Ste. Hune 1999
Trimbach Clos Ste. Hune 1999
(search item no. 82905)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $99.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2007 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2000 The Wine News rating: 95 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1995 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1989 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
1989 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"This has always been a terrific wine, and the newest release, the 1999, may be the finest produced since the 1990. An extraordinarily rich wine, it offered notes of honeyed citrus, cold steel, green apples, and candied lemons as well as oranges."
-Wine Advocate

Rated by many judges as the greatest Alsace Riesling of all, Clos Sainte Hune comes from an exceptional, 1.3 hectare plot near Hunawih. Dry yet succulent, of phenomenal complexity, this wine develops an extra-ordinary aftertaste of minerals after a few years in bottle. Of great longevity and very rare (production rarely exceeds 7000 bottles), Clos Sainte Hune takes at least seven years to reach its peak.

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About Trimbach:

Maison Trimbach began in 1626 when Jean Trimbach settled in Riquewihr and established the family wine trade.

Jean-Frédéric Trimbach, born in 1811, was appointed Gourmet of Hunawihr, a position designed to protect the quality of wine exports. He transferred the Maison Trimbach business to Hunawihr, where he served as mayor for many years.

Jean-Frédéric and his son, Frédéric-Emile continued the family tradition, and Frédéric-Emile traveled extensively to promote the wines. In 1898 he received the Certificate of Highest Quality at the Brussels International Show. With Frédéric-Emile at the helm, Maison Trimbach began bottling its wines in Alsace rather than selling in bulk, providing a new guarantee of quality and authenticity. The contribution of Frédéric-Emile Trimbach was recognized when the family adopted his initials in the firm's official name: Maison F.E. Trimbach.

Today, the tradition of quality continues with the 11th and 12th generations of the Trimbach family. Hubert and his older brother Bernard, along with Bernard's sons, Pierre and Jean, have continued operations and currently produce approximately 80,000 cases of wines annually. Over one-third of their production is exported to the United States. While one of the smallest of the many producers in Alsace, they are nonetheless the largest, most widely recognized Alsace brand in the United States.