Type: White Wine Volume: 750ml
Country: France Region: Northern Rhone
Ratings and Tasting Notes:(WA=95) The 2016 Maximin Gr?nhaus Abtsberg Riesling Sp?tlese shows a pure, reductive and extremely flinty/crunchy bouquet with perfectly ripe but still crisp and healthy fruit. Lush, round and very elegant on the palate, this is a piquant, beautifully balanced and refined Sp?tlese with grace and finesse. A fabulous wine! Tasted March 2018. (JS=94) Another stunning wine that combines power and elegance in a stunning way. The sweetness is there, but the more important thing is the mineral freshness that is really complex. Now or whenever you feel like until mid-century. (AG=93) The white peach, pear and white currant on display here offered a jellied impression of ripeness, sweetness and concentration such as I would have anticipated from an Auslese. The nose is effusive and the palate luscious, creamy and glycerol-rich yet delicate and shot through with enlivening fresh lime. As with a number of Gr?nhaus 2016s, there is an appealingly cooling aspect to this wine¡¦s green herbal accents, while peach kernel and walnut offer piquant counterpoint to the wine¡¦s overt sweetness and luscious fruitiness. In a surprising role reversal, this Abtsberg delivers the sort of vividly tactile sense of smoky and crystalline stony mineral impingement and vibrant sense of dynamic flavor interplay that I typically associate with Herrenberg. (There is no separate auction lot of Abtsberg Sp?tlese from vintage 2016.). (WS=92) Well-knit, harmonious and expressive, showing good integration of apple candy flavors and energetic acidity. Well-structured, with the richly spiced finish delivering lingering notes of honey cookie. Drink now through 2030. 910 cases made.