2016 Battenfeld-Spanier Frauenberg Riesling Grosses Gewächs


Wine Advocate: 92+/100
Vinous: 92/100

“Carolin Gillot thinks this will ultimately prove the most impressive of the trio”



Professional reviews:

Wine Advocate (Stephan Reinhardt): “The citrus yellow 2016 Riesling Nieder-Flörsheim Frauenberg ‘VDP Grosse Lage’ has a clear, intense and concentrated nose of ripe Riesling fruits along with lemon and wet limestone. It is a full-bodied, round and rich Riesling with fine tannins and lingering salty-mineral acidity. This Frauenberg has good tension and vitality and reveals a nice purity in the finish.” 92+/100

Vinous (David Schildknecht): “Chalk-inflected fresh apple and lime penetrate the nostrils and contribute tart-edged juiciness on the palate. The suggestion of chewy apple skin found in the corresponding Mölsheim Grosses Gewächs here takes on greater grip and invigorating cut. Add to that a pronounced piquancy of apple seeds, a firm feel and a more obvious sense of chalky, stony stuffing, and you have a recipe for some of the austerity that over the years I have found characteristic of Battenfeld-Spanier Rieslings. Though there is a tangy, sweaty savor here, I miss the bivalvular elements that rendered the corresponding Mölsheimer and Hohen-Sülzener so mouthwatering, which is not something I expect that time in bottle can introduce. But this Frauenberg shares its two Grosses Gewächs siblings’ buoyancy, vibrancy and impressive length. And I am not too surprised – the stylistic proclivities of German Riesling lovers being what they are – that Carolin Gillot thinks this will ultimately prove the most impressive of the trio.” 92/100pts

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