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Date Printed: 10/31/2014
Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Riesling Spatlese 2001
Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Riesling Spatlese 2001
(search item no. 54488)
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Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/31/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2003 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine combines all the great virtues of a perfect Riesling from GrĂ¼nhaus: fruitiness and finesse, wonderfully intense aroma and youthful freshness. Outstanding aging potential. An excellent accompaniment to pates and other savory foods as well as desserts, such as souffles of fresh fruits, e.g. strawberries, raspberries or rhubarb. Away from the table, it is truly a wine for meditation, to stimulate and enhance thoughts and conversation.

"Very tasty. Almost like fruit juice, this offers peach, apple and mineral notes on a rich, open texture, all enveloping the vibrant acidity. Fine lingering finish. Drink now through 2008."
-Wine Spectator

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About Maximin Grunhauser:

First documented in 966 A.D. the von Schubert estate is not only one of the oldest but also one of the best. They are sole owners (Monopole) of the 3 vineyards (Abtsberg, Bruderberg and Herrenberg) that the estates wines are coming from. Since 1982, Dr. Carl von Schubert manages the estate according to the motto: "As much handling as necessary, but as little as possible", putting him and his wines worldwide in the top class.