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2017 Von Schubert Maximin Grünhäuser Herrenberg Riesling Spätlese #18

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March 24, 2024 - $26

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RATINGS

95James Suckling

...very succulent and racy. Crystalline purity at the super elegant finish, which shows great herbal and mineral complexity.

94Wine Spectator

Supple, with a vibrant structure behind the nectarine, green tea and lemon curd notes...touch of creaminess emerges midpalate as this shows a range of aromas and flavors. The terrific, complex finish invites you for another sip.

94Wine Enthusiast

Fruit and steel collide in this spine-tingling spätlese...tantalizing medium-sweet wine offering concentrated white-grapefruit and pineapple flavors, dusted by crushed slate and caramelized sugar. The finish is long and lean, marked by tangs of cool steel and acid.

91Vinous / IWC

Kiwi, lime, white currant and honeydew melon on the nose...glossy palate that is at once lusciously ripe and brightly tingling...vibrantly and refreshingly sustained finish harnesses lime zest, kiwi seeds, nettle and apple seeds for a sense of invigoration.

17Jancis Robinson

Complex fumy herbal aroma. Spicy ripe lemon veering to orange and apricot. Intense. On the palate, sweet and yet lemon-crisp on the finish. Cool, clear and poised.

REGION

Germany, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

Mosel-Saar-Ruwer is Germany’s most prestigious wine region and it is comprised of the vineyards surrounding the Mosel River and its tributaries, the Saar and Ruwer. This region is the northernmost of Germany’s primary viticultural areas, located on the western edge of Germany just above the northeast corner of France. Internationally Mosel Rieslings are considered among the finest white wines in the world. In Germany and elsewhere, the region’s name is often shortened simply to Mosel, and in fact since 2007 Mosel has been the formal name of the region for viticultural purposes. The references to Saar and Ruwer were dropped for ease of marketing. The distinctively crisp, mineral tasting, acidic Rieslings produced in Mosel are attributed partly to the region’s slate soils and extremely vertiginous vineyards. Many vineyards are on 60 to 80 percent cent inclines along the three rivers. Riesling grapes represent more than half of all the grapes grown in Mosel, followed by Muller-Thurgau, a white wine grape related to Riesling, and Elbling, an indigenous white wine grape often used for sparkling wines.

TYPE

White Wine, Riesling, Spätlese

This white variety originated in Germany. It’s known for its strong flowery aromas and high acidity. Please note Rieslings can have dramatic differences as the grape can be used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling wines.