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Von Schubert Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Riesling Spatlese 2012

Member Review by Philip James:

Off dry with a floral nose, slightly sweet with good acidity and fruits. Drunk as part of a 12 course tasting menu at WD50. Paired with froie gras

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Schubert Estate:
As anywhere, good wine begins in the vineyard and what is most important for a great wine is the terroir of the vineyard - the combination of soil and climate. Here, at the Schubert vineyards, relatively mild winters and a slow ripening season couples with hand-pruning and hand-picking of low cropping vines to consistently produce fruit of excellent quality. The Australian wine industry is pro... Read more
As anywhere, good wine begins in the vineyard and what is most important for a great wine is the terroir of the vineyard - the combination of soil and climate. Here, at the Schubert vineyards, relatively mild winters and a slow ripening season couples with hand-pruning and hand-picking of low cropping vines to consistently produce fruit of excellent quality. The Australian wine industry is proudly based on its vines, which date back to the first days of settlement, when pioneering hands planted their cuttings. As the creator of Penfold’s Grange Hermitage, Max Schubert once said, “I’d like to believe that the wines with which I have been associated are descended from one old ancestor vineyard established many years ago, marrying with another, and another, and even another if you like, thus creating and establishing a dynasty of wines. These may differ in character year by year, but all ... bear an unmistakable resemblance and relationship to each other and to the original ancestral starter member of the dynasty." Schubert Estate began originally in the early 1900s when a Schubert family settled on Roennfeldt Road. Steve Schubert bought Arthur Schubert's 65-acre property in the 1980s unfortunately by then all the vines were derelict. Steve began with the task in renovating the old iron-stone house and in 1991 Steve sectioned off six acres and planted it with three acres each of shiraz and semillon vines. In 1996 Steve prepared two acres of the L-shaped piece of land which surrounded the goose-yard and planned for it to be planted with Shiraz rootlings. By the year 2000 Steve and Cecilia decided that with a total of approx 32 acres planted to vineyard it was time to cease planting. Read less

Member Reviews for Von Schubert Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Riesling Spatlese

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Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 07/01/2007

Off dry with a floral nose, slightly sweet with good acidity and fruits. Drunk as part of a 12 course tasting menu at WD50. Paired with froie gras


Snooth User: winenut718
4679145
0.00 5
Vintage: 2004 08/05/2008

this is lovely stuff- nicely balanced with a strong floral nature to the wine on the nose and palate that I really liked. good grip and persistence.


Snooth User: jaye
28911379
4.00 5
Vintage: 2002 08/08/2007

Lovely. [88]


Snooth User: jaye
28911379
4.00 5
Vintage: 2002 11/19/2004

Lovely.


Snooth User: jaye
28911379
4.00 5
Vintage: 2002 08/08/2007

Nose of yeast, minerals, and mild citrus. Flavor was fresh, simple, fruity with pleasingly sour finish. Acid was comparatively low. Lightly sweet. [85]


Snooth User: jaye
28911379
3.50 5
Vintage: 2002 11/22/2006

Nose of yeast, minerals, and mild citrus. Flavor was fresh, simple, fruity with pleasingly sour finish. Acid was comparatively low. Lightly sweet.


Snooth User: jaye
28911379
4.00 5
Vintage: 2001 02/08/2007

Very pale straw color. Nose is white grape (go figure), white flowers and citrus. Taste was dominated by tangerine with pineapple rounded out with a little stone. Not overly sweet, I initially thought this might be a Spaetlase, and acidity is very refreshing. Very tasty wine, but comparing to other Ausleses I've had, have to score this in the high eighties.


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External Reviews for Von Schubert Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Riesling Spatlese

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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2011 04/20/2013

Mouthwatering citrus and green apple flavors are chiseled and vibrant in this crunchy Riesling. Chives and green herbs are well-defined and accent the minerally essence. Chamomile notes enliven the finish. Drink now through 2030.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2011 06/25/2014

This is supple and lush, the lemon notes taking on a cream-like richness, the minerality rounded and smooth. The finish takes on a red tone, like raspberries and red earth, firming up and lasting.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2011 04/20/2013

Subtle aromas of apricot, quince and sweet basil. Seductively unctuous mirabelle flavor complicated by piquant saline minerality. The youthfully compact, spicy finish displays enormous length. A great effort and one of the finest spatleses of the vintage.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2011 06/25/2014

Features rich, savory herbal notes that flank an unctuous core of ripe apple and melon flavors. Supported by firm acidity, this is balanced and lushly juicy, crackling on the finish with tarragon cream. Drink now through 2022.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 08/24/2012

Very pure and racy, delivering apple, pear and white peach flavors, with loads of mineral notes. The lithe, spice-charged finish features notes of sea salt and mineral. Drink now through 2040.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 08/24/2012

White peach, hyacinth and clover on the nose. Subtly sweet papaya fruit and a hint of lime on the palate, with a creamy quality held in check by crisp minerality. Seductive riesling with a penetratingly spicy finish.


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Vintage: 2009 11/04/2010

Flavors of peach and mineral are accented by white pepper in this racy white. Perhaps not as complex or luscious as its peers, yet this is focused and delicate as only the Mosel can be. Long finish. Drink now through 2028. 200 cases made. -BS Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Riesling wine from Mosel Saar Ruwer in Germany. 2009 Von Schubert Maximin Grunhauser Herrenberg Riesling Spatlese 750ml


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