2016 Weingut Fred Prinz Riesling Fruhernberg Trocken
Riesling - 750ML
  • JS 95
  • VN 93

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Reg: $42.94

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In Stock: 24+ btls
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JS 95
jamessuckling.com, August 2017
This taste like a top GG and has a personality entirely of its own with complex wild herb and licorice notes, the fruit aromas discrete and delicate. In the mouth this is remarkably sleek and elegant for such a powerful... This taste like a top GG and has a personality entirely of its own with complex wild herb and licorice notes, the fruit aromas discrete and delicate. In the mouth this is remarkably sleek and elegant for such a powerful dry riesling and the finish is super-mineral. Best from 2018 through 2030.
VN 93
Vinous, July 2018
The Frühernberg – whose traditional name has now been officially registered for wine-labeling purposes – is a steep, amphitheatric, fast-draining upper section of the Schönhell Einzellage in which the nearly fifty... The Frühernberg – whose traditional name has now been officially registered for wine-labeling purposes – is a steep, amphitheatric, fast-draining upper section of the Schönhell Einzellage in which the nearly fifty year-old vines that inform this bottling were long the source for Prinz’s consistently exemplary Schönhell Kabinett trocken as well as of a Spätlese trocken that he bottled for many years. If you have followed the evolution of VDP labeling legislation (in which case, my condolences!) you will realize that registration of this name was partly driven by that organization’s prohibition on two dry bottlings being labeled for the same “Grosse Lage” – and there already being a Schönhell Grosses Gewächs. “But most of all,” says Prinz, “I want to establish the identity of this site, which is distinct from the rest of Schönhell.” The present wine certainly achieves memorable distinctiveness. Largely reflecting an October 10th picking at 95 Oechsle but incorporating some fruit from an earlier tranche to enhance freshness, it offers salad turnips, cucumber, apple, lemon, and chalk dust both on the nose and on a palate where they combine for a fascinating sense of starchiness, infectious juiciness and crunch. The downright vibratory finish delivers a mouthwatering mineral-animal mélange akin to raw clam juices as well as an active sense of crystalline stony impingement. It also utterly belies this wine’s 13% alcohol. -- David Schildknecht
Color & Type White
Varietal Riesling
Country Germany
Region Rheingau
Sub-region Hallgarten
Vintage 2016
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork