Maximin Grünhauser Abtsberg, Riesling, Spätlese
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    Maximin Grünhauser Abtsberg, Riesling, Spätlese,

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    Von Schubert, Maximin Grünhauser Abtsberg, Riesling, Spätlese, 2009

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Von Schubert, Maximin Grünhauser Abtsberg, Riesling, Spätlese, 2009

    Long intense, citrus and floral, a herbal element coming from the wild yeasts used in fermentation, supreme balance and great mineral concentration. There is real complexity here with spice, peaches, apricot and limejuice, rock salt and manderin over slate, flint and white pepper. This has the vintage hallmark juicy acidity, enters quietly, slowly builds before exploding in a shower of intense fruit and minerals. With tightrope balance and a finish that is weightless, pure and focussed. Excellent.

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    ABV:
    8%
    93/100
    David Schildknecht, Vinous
    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 Grünhaus 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 Spätlese from vintage 2016.)
    Date Reviewed:
    03/2018

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    Germany
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    This estate is centred on a former monastic Manor House at the foot of the Maximin Grünhaus hill close to a narrow tributary of the Mosel, the Ruwer. This towering hill is responsible for world famous wines of Carl von Schubert whose sensible attitude to vineyard management, careful selection and yield restriction result in classic examples of Ruwer style wines that are at bold, racy and mineral. Three of the region’s top vineyards are all situated on this hill. The Herrenberg occupies most of this,producing taut, mineral wines, whilst the other two comprise Bruderberg and Abstberg. In the monastic period the former provided the brothers’ tipple whilst the venerable, opulent Abstberg provided the extravagant imbibing requirements of the Abbotts.

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