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Trimbach Reserve Muscat, Alsace, 2017

March 3, 2019

 

 

Trimbach Reserve Muscat, Alsace, 2017

 

 

The Wine Society - £14.99 AL14111

 

Tasting date - 01/03/2019

 

 

Appearance - Pale lemon

 

Nose intensity - Pronounced

 

Primary aroma - Elderflower, honeysuckle, orange blossom, lemon, lime, orange, peach, nectarine, grape, melon

 

Secondary aroma - None

 

Tertiary aroma - None

 

 

Sweetness - Dry

 

Acidity - Medium plus

 

Tannin and nature -  None

 

Alcohol - Medium alcohol

 

Body - Medium minus

 

 

Intensity - Medium plus

 

Primary flavours - Elderflower, honeysuckle, orange blossom, lemon, lime, orange, peach, nectarine, grape, melon

 

Secondary flavours - None

 

Tertiary flavours - None

 

 

Finish - Long

 

Quality - Very Good

 

 

Tasting Logic

 

Coming straight after the Torrontes and before the Pinot Gris, this is a variety that is often confused with both. The big difference is the inherent delicacy of the flavours here and the medium alcohol.

 

In terms of quality there a big points for the aromatic nature of the wine but other than the perfume and fresh fruit there is little other complexity or ability for it to age further. Treat this wine a little bit like a Sauvignon Blanc rather than a Riesling and you should be able to understand the quality and what makes it very good.

 

Outstanding Muscats do exists and Grand cru examples from Alsace of sweeter versions from around the world would be your best examples.

 

 

 

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