2009 Maximin Grünhauser Abtsberg Riesling Auslese (Previously $58)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale golden yellow. Bright aromas of bosc pear, pineapple and sweet lime. Creamy but delicate on the palate, displaying a juicy citrus character. Nicely balanced, animated and satisfying riesling with a firm but spicy aftertaste.
A lighter style, showing herbal overtones to the sliced apple and citrus flavors, backed up by plenty of fresh acidity. A touch closed on the finish, with hints of mint. A baby. Best from 2015 through 2035. 200 cases made.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Marked by a note of spice and resin I attribute to wood, as well as by aromas of ripe white peach, lime, and grapefruit, the 2009 Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Riesling Auslese A.P. #7 offers a strikingly buoyant yet glycerin-rich as well as creamily-polished palate performance. Its efficacious springs of acidity lend saliva-stimulating vivacity as well as tame 90 grams of residual sugar, in contrast with the behavior of the corresponding Herrenberg. This merely 7.5% alcohol Auslese ought to be worth following for 25 years, and perhaps longer.