2018 Schäfer-Fröhlich Felseneck Riesling Grosses Gewächs


John Gilman: 99/100
James Suckling: 99/100
Weinwisser: 19/20
Wine Advocate: 97/100

“The 2018 Felseneck GG is also utterly brilliant young wine”



Professional reviews:

John Gilman (View from the Cellar): “The 2018 Felseneck GG is also utterly brilliant young wine. The inherent elegance this year in all of Tim Fröhlich’s Grosses Gewächs bottlings reaches its summit with the Felseneck, with the bouquet soaring from the glass in a blend of lemon, pink grapefruit, smoky overtones, a beautiful base of very flinty slate minerality, dried flowers and a topnote of citrus peel. On the palate the wine is pure, complex and bottomless in its depth, with a full-bodied and very refined profile, a zesty girdle of acidity, laser-like focus and great cut and grip on the very, very long, electric and utterly refined finish. A transcendental expression of the 2018 vintage! 2026-2080.” 99/100 pts

James Suckling: “Very pure slate here, this is something unique. The elevated, steep and stony site has such strength of character, delivered with such purity. Gun smoke, gunflint and very fine fragrance with a streak of fresh lemons. So fine. The palate has a super fine and elegant feel, floating ballet-like over the palate. Such elegance and power. The finesse and length is really ethereal. Yellow-grapefruit juice and pith here. Wildly succulent at the long, salty finish. What a thrilling wine.” 99/100 pts

Weinwisser: “Was für ein geniales Parfum, abgrundtief mineralisch, die wil­ den Sponti­Noten sind hier auch etwas verhaltener als bei den anderen GGs des Hauses, extrem transparent, tief gestaffelt und geheimnisvoll. Am Gaumen von gros­ ser Klarheit, Finesse und klirrende Fri­sche, durchweg mineralisch, pikant ohne Ende, man möchte sofort ein Thai­Curry dazu essen, betörende Komplexität mit exotischen Kräutern, unfassbar vielschich­ tig, verdichtete Präsenz, mineralisch und druckvoll, würzig­salziger Nachhall. Gros­se Transparenz. Wieder unter den Top 3, wenn auch einen Tick unter 2017. Dennoch absolut «unique».” 19/20 pts

Wine Advocate: “Bright and clear fruit aromas intermix with flint stone and herbal aromas to open the spectacularly deep, dense and coolish, extremely mineral 2018 Felseneck Riesling GG. Very intense, rich and concentrated on the silky-textured and refreshing palate, this is a crystalline and silky yet dense and enormously mineral, tightly woven, dry and piquant Riesling with remarkable tannin structure and sustainable salinity. This Felseneck needs years to open up and also the biggest glass you can find. Tasted during the VDP Grosse Lage preview in Wiesbaden in August and two times at home in October 2019.” 97/100

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Grosses Gewächs