Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Riesling Spatlese 2003
"Good depth and richness here, yet balanced by soft acids, minerality and spice. Hints of kerosene spark the aromas, which also boast ripe apple and pear notes. Baked tree fruit on the palate, wrapped in minerals and spice, yet not overly heavy."--90 pts, Wine Enthusiast
"Although sporting all the sweetness and fruit that the vintage predicts, this beautifully balanced wine is always trim and free of fat with a wonderful marriage of sugar and vibrant acidity. Its insistent themes of sweet limes, pineapple and green apples are underlain by touches of stone and slate, and the wine maintains an uncanny sense of delicacy despite being so very rich."
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.