Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Riesling Auslese 2018
73.05€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Reflecting mid-to-late-picking of botrytized material over several days and from several parcels, the 2011 Maximin Grunhauser Herrenberg Riesling Auslese Fuder #84 (A.P.# 9, incidentally) reflects in its analysis a relatively strong concentration of acid for the vintage. Overripe peach and Persian melon are wreathed in decadent, headily perfumed lily and tinged with white raisin. A fresh lemon and lime streak is laid alongside these nearly over-the-top characteristics but the upshot manages to be productively tense rather than awkwardly bifurcated, and the finish in particular manages to be both gaudily over-ripe and brightly juicy, a hint of fresh scallop adding welcome saline and alluringly savory saliva-inducement. This succulently satisfying, soothing yet downright refreshing botrytis elixir ought to be fascinating to follow through at least 2035.
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