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Von Schubert C. Riesling Auslese Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Maximin Grünhäuser Abstberg 2003
Gorgeous fruit here. Apricot, passion fruit and even red berries are accented by slate and spice on this sleek, racy '97. There's density underscored by vibrant acidity, culminating in a long, multidimensional aftertaste. Drink now through 2006.Add winemaker's notes
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Gorgeous fruit here. Apricot, passion fruit and even red berries are accented by slate and spice on this sleek, racy '97. There's density underscored by vibrant acidity, culminating in a long, multidimensional aftertaste. Drink now through 2006.
Melon and tropical fruit augment the white peach aroma here. Polished and creamy, yet bright in the mouth. Subtle sweetness supports and accentuates the tropical fruit notes. The slate itself is but a sounding board for fruit reverberations, not manifesting itself in any sort of stone-licking way.
Whether they are from Alsace, Germany, Austria or New York's own Finger Lakes, it is no secret that my favorite wines are Rieslings. A perfect example of how great a Riesling can be: 1997 Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Riesling. Graceful and delicate, yet bursting with yummy stone fruit and honey flavors, with a touch of spice and a long tangy finish. It is no wonder this wine scored 91 points in both The Wine Spectator and The German Wine Guide (Armin Diel and Joel Payne)!
Lemon, lime, pear, white peach and a touch of passion fruit. Quite firm in the mouth, with intense fruit yet a nice touch of austerity. Finishes with a palpable load of slate and enormous grip.
From perhaps the oldest estate in Germany, dating back to 966 A.D. The wine, however, is anything but old and lifeless. Remarkably citrusy and bright, with amazing flavors of canned white peaches, honeydew and kiwi. Crisp acidity and an elegant, light mouthfeel typical of the finest wines of the Rüwer.
This even smells taut, its minerality fighting to keep the fruit under wraps. With air, the fruit wins out, unleashing gentle white peach notes through to a jazzy shock of crisp red apple. For aging at least five years.
A mix of herb and tropical fruit notes with a hint of mineral gets support from a moderately firm structure in this easygoing white. It remains delicate and focused, if atypical in style. Drink now through 2010.
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