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2017 Maximin Grünhäuser Herrenberg Riesling Spätlese Mosel

SKU #1400801 95 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Slightly funky from the wild ferment but very succulent and racy. Crystalline purity at the super elegant finish, which shows great herbal and mineral complexity. Drink or hold. Inner quote mark (6/2018)

94 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Fruit and steel collide in this spine-tingling spätlese. It’s a tantalizing medium-sweet wine offering concentrated white-grapefruit and pineapple flavors, dusted by crushed slate and caramelized sugar. The finish is long and lean, marked by tangs of cool steel and acid. Delightful now but will improve well through 2030. (AI) Inner quote mark (3/2019)

94 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Supple, with a vibrant structure behind the nectarine, green tea and lemon curd notes. A touch of creaminess emerges midpalate as this shows a range of aromas and flavors. The terrific, complex finish invites you for another sip. Drink now through 2032. Inner quote mark (5/2019)

91-93 points John Gilman

Outer quote mark The 2017 Herrenberg Spätlese AP #18 is a nicely understated example of the vintage, but it too seems just a bit easy-going structurally at the present time. The bouquet is youthful and still nicely reductive, eventually blossoming to show notes of pear, white cherry, bee pollen, a bit of mossiness, salty slate and a nice touch of wild yeasts in the upper register. On the palate the wine is medium-full, complex and transparent, with impeccable focus and length, gentle framing acids and a long, suave finish. If more cut and grip emerge here with further distance from the bottling, then this will be terrific. If not, then it will still be a very good bottle, but without the same exhilaration as is found in the Auction Kabinett from the Abtsberg. (Drink between 2020-2050) 91-93? Inner quote mark (5/2018)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Complex fumy herbal aroma. Spicy ripe lemon veering to orange and apricot. Intense. On the palate, sweet and yet lemon-crisp on the finish. Cool, clear and poised. *Good Value* 17/20 points. (JH) Inner quote mark (6/2018)

K&L Notes

92 points, Mosel Fine Wines: "AP: 18 18. The 2017er Maximin Grünhäuser Herrenberg Spätlese was harvested at refreshing moderate sugar levels (85-87° Oechsle). It offers a rather reductive nose of melon, herbs and fine spices. The wine proves delicately creamy on the palate, where ripe lemon is pepped up by grapefruit zest as well as herbs and fine spices. The finish is delicately creamy yet also focused and precise. 2027-2042." (06/2018)

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