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Von Schubert Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Riesling Kabinett 2018 750ml

size
750ml
country
Germany
JS
94
WA
94
VM
92
Additional vintages
JS
94
Rated 94 by James Suckling
This bends more in the slate and mineral direction on the nose with fresh wet slate, pithy limes and gun smoke. The palate delivers a very assertive and fresh array of fine citrus fruit and a convincing core of acidity, supporting lime, white-peach and fresh-herb flavors. Very lively. Drink or hold. ... More details
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Von Schubert Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Riesling Kabinett 2018 750ml

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JS
94
WA
94
VM
92
JS
94
Rated 94 by James Suckling
This bends more in the slate and mineral direction on the nose with fresh wet slate, pithy limes and gun smoke. The palate delivers a very assertive and fresh array of fine citrus fruit and a convincing core of acidity, supporting lime, white-peach and fresh-herb flavors. Very lively. Drink or hold.
WA
94
Rated 94 by Wine Advocate
Reserved for the Trier auction in September this year, the gold-capsuled 2018 Maximin Grünhaus Abtsberg Kabinett Nr. 25 is very pure and flinty on the still reductive and sulfur-tinged, beautifully slatey nose that reveals generous, super intense, perfectly ripe and seductive fruit. Lush and juicy, with a beautiful layer of salts and slate on the seamlessly textured palate, this is a perfectly balanced yet tensioned Kabinett with a generous yet precise and highly finessed character. This beauty was picked at the end of September and is from a single Fuder that "tasted so special from the beginning to the end, even in blind tastings," explains Maximin von Schubert. "So, we decided to bottle it on its own under its vat number." Next to Egon Müller and Florian Lauer, this is perhaps the only VDP estate that sells a whole vat through the auction. This Kabinett was bottled with 7.5% alcohol. Tasted in June 2019.
VM
92
Rated 92 by Vinous Media
White peach and lime are tinged with fennel and thyme on a forthcoming nose. These combine for a succulent, cooling and brightly juicy impression on a glossy palate. A tongue-tingling suggestion of peach fuzz and lime zest contributes delightful invigoration to the buoyant, bell-clear, stone-lined finish. This outclasses its 2017 counterpart.
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size
750ml
country
Germany
Additional vintages
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Rated 94 - Reserved for the Trier auction in September this year, the gold-capsuled 2018 Maximin Grünhaus Abtsberg Kabinett Nr. 25 is very pure and flinty on the still reductive and sulfur-tinged, beautifully slatey nose that reveals generous, super intense, perfectly ripe and seductive fruit. Lush and juicy, with a beautiful layer of salts and slate on the seamlessly textured palate, this is a perfectly balanced yet tensioned Kabinett with a generous yet precise and highly finessed character. This beauty was picked at the end of September and is from a single Fuder that "tasted so special from the beginning to the end, even in blind tastings," explains Maximin von Schubert. "So, we decided to bottle it on its own under its vat number." Next to Egon Müller and Florian Lauer, this is perhaps the only VDP estate that sells a whole vat through the auction. This Kabinett was bottled with 7.5% alcohol. Tasted in June 2019.
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Varietal: Riesling

Riesling grapes are very rarely blended with others in the development of wines, and for good reason. These pale grapes which originated in the cool Rhine Valley of Germany are notable for their 'transparency' of flavor, which allows the characteristics of their terroir to shine through in wonderful ways. The result of this is a wine which carries a wide range of interesting flavors quite unlike those found in other white wines, finished off with the distinctively floral perfume Riesling supplies so well. Many wineries in Germany and elsewhere tend to harvest their Riesling grapes very late – often as late as January – in order to make the most of their natural sweetness. Other methods, such as encouraging the noble rot fungus, help the Riesling grape varietal present some truly unique and exciting flavors in the glass, and the variety of wines this varietal can produce mean it is one of the finest and most interesting available anywhere.
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Country: Germany

Much has changed over the past few decades in regards to German wine. Long gone are the days of mass produced, sickly sweet white wines which were once the chief exports of this fascinating and ancient wine producing country, and they have been replaced with something far more sophisticated. Whilst Germany continues to produce a relatively large amount of dessert wine, the wineries of the south of the country have reverted their attention to the production of drier, more elegant wines which really make the most of the fine grape varieties which flourish there. Many of the wineries dealing primarily with the excellent Riesling grapes have produced some truly exceptional dry and semi-sweet wines over the past few years, and it seems the world has finally woken up and noticed the extremely high quality of the distinctive produce coming out of Germany today.
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Varietal: Riesling

Riesling grapes are very rarely blended with others in the development of wines, and for good reason. These pale grapes which originated in the cool Rhine Valley of Germany are notable for their 'transparency' of flavor, which allows the characteristics of their terroir to shine through in wonderful ways. The result of this is a wine which carries a wide range of interesting flavors quite unlike those found in other white wines, finished off with the distinctively floral perfume Riesling supplies so well. Many wineries in Germany and elsewhere tend to harvest their Riesling grapes very late – often as late as January – in order to make the most of their natural sweetness. Other methods, such as encouraging the noble rot fungus, help the Riesling grape varietal present some truly unique and exciting flavors in the glass, and the variety of wines this varietal can produce mean it is one of the finest and most interesting available anywhere.
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Much has changed over the past few decades in regards to German wine. Long gone are the days of mass produced, sickly sweet white wines which were once the chief exports of this fascinating and ancient wine producing country, and they have been replaced with something far more sophisticated. Whilst Germany continues to produce a relatively large amount of dessert wine, the wineries of the south of the country have reverted their attention to the production of drier, more elegant wines which really make the most of the fine grape varieties which flourish there. Many of the wineries dealing primarily with the excellent Riesling grapes have produced some truly exceptional dry and semi-sweet wines over the past few years, and it seems the world has finally woken up and noticed the extremely high quality of the distinctive produce coming out of Germany today.