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Von Schubert Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Riesling Auslese 2018 375ml

size
375ml
country
Germany
JS
96
WA
96
VM
92
Additional vintages
2018 2013
JS
96
Rated 96 by James Suckling
So much tropical fruit here, with everything thrown in from mangoes to papaya to lychees. Touch of some pretty, lifted, honeyed notes. Sweet and very powerful with a driving lick of acidity peppering the mouth as this storms the palate. Long and delightful on the finish. Drink now or hold. ... More details
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Von Schubert Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Riesling Auslese 2018 375ml

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JS
96
WA
96
VM
92
JS
96
Rated 96 by James Suckling
So much tropical fruit here, with everything thrown in from mangoes to papaya to lychees. Touch of some pretty, lifted, honeyed notes. Sweet and very powerful with a driving lick of acidity peppering the mouth as this storms the palate. Long and delightful on the finish. Drink now or hold.
WA
96
Rated 96 by Wine Advocate
Picked rather late, in the middle of October, the radiant golden 2018 Maximin Grünhaus Abtsberg Riesling Auslese opens with super clear, perfectly ripe and flinty fruit aromas that intertwines ripe peach and mango with crushed blue slate and bitter orange zest notes. Exciting! On the palate, this is a lush, beautifully balanced and seamlessly textured Abtsberg Auslese with a long, salty-piquant, tightly woven and mouthwatering finish. It's still tight and firm, and the grip gives a nearly dry sensation that makes this a great dinner wine—if only you have the patience to wait a decade or more. There is great terroir expression here and nearly no botrytis. 8% alcohol. Tasted from AP 36 19 in June 2019.
VM
92
Rated 92 by Vinous Media
Quince and white peach preserves are coolingly laced with mint on the nose, then take on a creamy, delicate, chiffon-like impression on the palate (very much as was the case with the corresponding Herrenberg). This finishes with impressive sheer persistence, but, for now at least, rather too-dominant sweetness, turning hints of mint and almond into mint candy and marzipan. I would definitely give it time.
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size
375ml
country
Germany
Additional vintages
2018 2013
Overview
Rated 96 - Picked rather late, in the middle of October, the radiant golden 2018 Maximin Grünhaus Abtsberg Riesling Auslese opens with super clear, perfectly ripe and flinty fruit aromas that intertwines ripe peach and mango with crushed blue slate and bitter orange zest notes. Exciting! On the palate, this is a lush, beautifully balanced and seamlessly textured Abtsberg Auslese with a long, salty-piquant, tightly woven and mouthwatering finish. It's still tight and firm, and the grip gives a nearly dry sensation that makes this a great dinner wine—if only you have the patience to wait a decade or more. There is great terroir expression here and nearly no botrytis. 8% alcohol. Tasted from AP 36 19 in June 2019.
green grapes

Varietal: Riesling

Although they originated in Germany's beautiful Rhine Valley, the Riesling grape soon spread around the world, where it thrives in many countries with a colder climate which can support this pale and unique grapes. Riesling grapes are considered one of the finest varietals on earth, capable of expressing fascinating features of the soil type they are grown on, resulting in some highly interesting wines with plenty to offer those who are looking for something different. Riesling grapes are also noted for their aromas, which tend to be highly perfumed, floral and often with smoky notes accentuating their unusual flavor Because this was always the predominant grape grown in Germany and other such countries, Riesling wineries have always been keen to experiment with its range. This has resulted in dry white wines, sparkling wines, semi sweet wines and several others, but the finest examples are usually considered to be the Riesling dessert wines. These are occasionally made with unusual processes, including the 'eiswine' method, in which the grapes are allowed to freeze in the early frosts, or by allowing the development of 'noble rot', which withers the grapes and results in some truly spectacular and unusual flavors.
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Country: Germany

As in many Old World countries, the rise of viticulture in Germany came about as a result of the Roman Empire, who saw the potential for vine cultivation in the vast flatlands around the base of the Rhine valley. Indeed, for over a thousand years, Germany's wine production levels were enormous, with much of the south of the country being used more or less exclusively for growing grapes. Over time, this diminished to make way for expanding cities and other types of industries, but Southern Germany remains very much an important wine region within Europe, with many beautifully balanced and flavorful German wines being prized by locals and international wine lovers alike. The hills around Baden-Baden and Mannheim are especially noteworthy, as these produce the high end of the characteristic semi-sweet white wines which couple so perfectly with German cheeses and pickled vegetables. However, all of Germany's wine producing regions have something special and unique to offer, and are a joy to explore and experience.
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Varietal: Riesling

Although they originated in Germany's beautiful Rhine Valley, the Riesling grape soon spread around the world, where it thrives in many countries with a colder climate which can support this pale and unique grapes. Riesling grapes are considered one of the finest varietals on earth, capable of expressing fascinating features of the soil type they are grown on, resulting in some highly interesting wines with plenty to offer those who are looking for something different. Riesling grapes are also noted for their aromas, which tend to be highly perfumed, floral and often with smoky notes accentuating their unusual flavor Because this was always the predominant grape grown in Germany and other such countries, Riesling wineries have always been keen to experiment with its range. This has resulted in dry white wines, sparkling wines, semi sweet wines and several others, but the finest examples are usually considered to be the Riesling dessert wines. These are occasionally made with unusual processes, including the 'eiswine' method, in which the grapes are allowed to freeze in the early frosts, or by allowing the development of 'noble rot', which withers the grapes and results in some truly spectacular and unusual flavors.
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Country: Germany

As in many Old World countries, the rise of viticulture in Germany came about as a result of the Roman Empire, who saw the potential for vine cultivation in the vast flatlands around the base of the Rhine valley. Indeed, for over a thousand years, Germany's wine production levels were enormous, with much of the south of the country being used more or less exclusively for growing grapes. Over time, this diminished to make way for expanding cities and other types of industries, but Southern Germany remains very much an important wine region within Europe, with many beautifully balanced and flavorful German wines being prized by locals and international wine lovers alike. The hills around Baden-Baden and Mannheim are especially noteworthy, as these produce the high end of the characteristic semi-sweet white wines which couple so perfectly with German cheeses and pickled vegetables. However, all of Germany's wine producing regions have something special and unique to offer, and are a joy to explore and experience.