External Reviews for Von Schubert Maximin Grünhauser Abtsberg Riesling Spätlese
Almost like fruit juice, this evokes peach, apple and mineral notes on a rich, open texture, all enveloping the vibrant acidity. Fine lingering finish.
Apple, almond and lime flavors are etched in slate, courtesy of the racy structure and sharp relief embodied by this prototypical Mosel spätlese. Patience will be rewarded. Best from 2003 through 2010.
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.
Incredible nose. Fresh herbs, grapefruit, peach, currant, and slate practically leap from the glass. On the palate this wine displays amazing complexity, harmony and sophistication of flavor. It is sleek, yet intense and fleshy, with a superb cut and length. Remarkably approachable for a young von Schubert wine; a candidate for Spätlese of the vintage.
Light in weight and full of lime and mineral notes on a vibrant structure, this is balanced and delicate for the vintage. Drink now through 2015.
Good depth and richness here, yet balanced by soft acids, minerality and spice. Hints of kerosene spark the aromas, which also boast ripe apple and pear notes. Baked tree fruit on the palate, wrapped in minerals and spice, yet not overly heavy.
Rich aromas and flavors of white peach with a hint of rhubarb and honey tinged with herbs and wet stones lead to a quite honeyed, rich, satiny palate emphasizing melons peaches and rhubarb, but shot through with bracing citricity. The finish here is entirely convincing with a pure and refined colloquy of fruit and mineral as well as a combination of richness and invigorating brightness that one associates with a long and venerable line of highly ageworthy Abstberg Spatlesen.