Von Schubert Maximin Grünhauser Abtsberg Riesling Spätlese 2003
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.Add winemaker's notes
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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.
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.
Almost like fruit juice, this evokes peach, apple and mineral notes on a rich, open texture, all enveloping the vibrant acidity. Fine lingering finish.
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.
This wine combines all the great virtues of a perfect Riesling from Grünhaus: fruitiness and finesse, wonderfully intense aroma and youthful freshness. Outstanding aging potential. An excellent accompaniment to pates and other savory foods as well as desserts, such as soufflés of fresh fruits, e.g. strawberries, raspberries or rhubarb. Away from the table, it is truly a wine for meditation, to stimulate and enhance thought s and conversation.
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.
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.
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