Color - Very pale straw with green hues
Bouquet - Quinine, mint, lime, white flowers and white truffle
Taste - Remarkable concentration of fruit with a hint of mineral on the finish.
Wine Advocate 91 points - Carrying 14% alcohol with negligible residual sugar, Trimbach’s 2009 Riesling Clos Ste-Hune leads with high-toned pear, kirsch, and almost bitingly piquant holly berry distillates. Huckleberry, holly, and fruit pit bitterness are well woven into a tight-grained, seamless fabric of fresh white peach, with further chalky and alkaline accents. The finish is a veritable rolling block of mineral and fruit distillate, boasting energy and grip, if also a bit of heat. I suspect that the Frederic Emile will retain an edge in elegance over this, which I would drink on the early side for a Ste-Hune, say over the next 10-12 years.
James Suckling 94 points - A full and rich white with beautiful richness and density plus sliced pear, apple, melon and mineral. Complex and layered. A beauty now. One of the most open recent vintages. This is in the market now and the 2008 will come out next year.
Wine & Spirits 93 points - Wine & Spirits
Fresh and aromatic, this complex and layered white offers a creamy palate of yellow plum, almond skin, lemon preserves, beeswax and pine forest, underscored by a minerally streak of salinity and smoke. The lovely, lacy finish resonates on the palate. Drink now through 2029. From France.—A.N. (Dec 2015)
Rated by many judges as the greatest Alsace Riesling of all, Clos Sainte Hune comes from an exceptional 1.3 hectare plot near Hunawihr. Dry yet succulent, of phenomenal complexity, this wine develops an extraordinary aftertaste of minerals after a few years in the bottle. Of great longevity and very rare (production rarely exceed 7,000 bottles), Clos Sainte Hune takes at least seven years to reach its peak.