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Date Printed: 7/22/2014
Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Riesling Spatlese 2007
Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Riesling Spatlese 2007
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Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $31.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 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
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Mosel-Saar-Ruwer region is known for the finest Riesling wines in the world. The Mosel yields the softest, broadest and fullest wines, the Saar the steeliest and most austere, the Ruwer the most fragrant, with a fine fruity acidity.

This Riesling is extremely spicy and fruity with aromas of peach and hints of black currant – typical for wines from the Abtsberg in great years. A wine packed with fruit and minerality, powerful and elegant at the same time.

Makes an excellent accompaniment to pâtés and other savory foods as well as desserts, such as soufflés of fresh fruits (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.