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Date Printed: 11/24/2014
Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Riesling Spatlese 2005
Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Riesling Spatlese 2005
(search item no. 88182)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 11/24/2014: $32.99

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
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2003 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Riesling lovers will adore this wine since vintage 2005 combines both positive aspects of the previous vintages: the high ripeness of 2003 in combination with the typical vibrant Riesling acidity of vintage 2004.

Taste Profile: This Abtsberg Riesling Spätlese can be compared with butterflies: extremely colorful, but also very light!

Pairings: An excellent accompaniment to pâtés and other savory foods as well as desserts, such as soufflés of fresh fruits, e.g. strawberries, raspberries or rhubarb.

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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.