C. von Schubert Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Riesling Superior 2016

C. von Schubert Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Riesling Superior 2016

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Type: White Wine   Volume: 750ml

Winery:C. von Schubert Maximin

Country: Germany   Region: Mosel

District: Ruwer

Ratings and Tasting Notes:

(WA=94) The 2016 Maximin Gr?nhaus Abtsberg Riesling ""Superior"" displays very clear and intense, beautifully ripe and concentrated fruit with highly delicate, flinty/crunchy slate aromas. There is a stony baseline on the nose that indicates an excitingly mineral and tensioned wine¡Xand that's exactly what you get. Full-bodied, straight, lush and piquant, this is a pure and crystalline, terribly tight and salty but also rich and intense Abtsberg with great aging potential. Fascinating. Bottled with 15 to 16 grams of residual sugar and 11.5% alcohol. (JS=93) Another excellent wine from the top monopoly site of this estate with great energy and depth. Still pretty tight and slightly austere, but already in 2018 this will begin to spread its wide wings. You can age this for decades! (WS=93) Well-crafted, this is beautifully balanced between its austerity and ripe flavors, showing notes of tangerine, nectarine and apple pastry. Minerally on the finish, with a long aftertaste of slate and spice. Delicious now, but should integrate better with some time in the cellar. Best from 2019 through 2028. 610 cases made. (AG=92) This is more aloof than its Herrenberg counterpart, its stony underpinnings and prominent peach pit piquancy pulling in an austere direction. But it¡¦s scarcely less complex or ultimately compelling. The two share a surprisingly similar prominence of white peach and white currant flavors, here slightly less succulently expressed and backed by a firmer texture than in the Herrenberg. Thyme and walnut oil add further interest to a finish of impressive persistence that introduces a shimmering impression of wet stone, fruit and herb interplay. (The nickname ¡§Superior¡¨ is intended as an allusion to the eponymous role in a monastic community, which Gr?nhaus was ¡V under the auspices of St. Maximin¡¦s Abbey in Trier ¡V for centuries.)
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