2016 Weingut Schafer-Frohlich Monzinger Fruhlingsplatzchen Riesling Grosses Gewaechs
Riesling - 750ML
  • JS 96
  • WA 95
  • VN 93
  • WS 92

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JS 96
jamessuckling.com, November 2017
Still seriously funky (reduction), but behind that is enormous berry fruit and after all the juicy stuff is done comes a slew of herbal-mineral character at the whiplash finish. Drink now or hold.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2018
From roughly 55-year-old vines on red slate and in a very steep plot, the 2016 Nahe Riesling Frühlingsplätzchen "GG" opens with a super pure, precise and herbal/stony bouquet with flint stone aromas and a touch of red... From roughly 55-year-old vines on red slate and in a very steep plot, the 2016 Nahe Riesling Frühlingsplätzchen "GG" opens with a super pure, precise and herbal/stony bouquet with flint stone aromas and a touch of red berries. Full-bodied, intense and very elegant on the silky-textured palate, this Riesling has a firm structure with piquant acidity but also shows great finesse and elegance. This is a dense and well-concentrated but highly delicate Riesling with a long, very precise and crystalline finish. - Stephan Reinhardt
VN 93
Vinous, April 2018
Scents of red currant, red raspberry, white peach and lime are mingled with a lot stronger suggestion of diverse mineral matter – stony, smoky, and saline – than I usually expect from this site. Tart-edged but ripe red... Scents of red currant, red raspberry, white peach and lime are mingled with a lot stronger suggestion of diverse mineral matter – stony, smoky, and saline – than I usually expect from this site. Tart-edged but ripe red fruits get the upper hand on a subtly creamy palate, where crunchy evocations of berry seed and carrot, a sizzle of cinnamon stick and prickly suggestions of peach fuzz convey invigoration if also a bit of phenolic rusticity to the long, stone-, peat- and mineral-salt-tinged finish. In a reversal of what I would have anticipated, this conveys less polish or sheer juiciness than the two Grosse Gewächse from Schlossböckelheim. But that observation must be interpreted in the context of an exceptionally fine collection, not to mention taken for the snapshot that it is. I suspect that this wine is just acting youthfully obstreperous and those who cellar it will be richly rewarded. -- David Schildknecht
WS 92
Wine Spectator, July 2018
Expansive, with a glossy texture, underscored by a vivid structure that defines the bergamot, Korean pear, grapefruit and iodine notes. The acidity, though intense, is beautifully integrated, carrying this to a long... Expansive, with a glossy texture, underscored by a vivid structure that defines the bergamot, Korean pear, grapefruit and iodine notes. The acidity, though intense, is beautifully integrated, carrying this to a long aftertaste. Lovely now, but should get much better in the years to come. Best from 2021 through 2029. 150 cases made.–AZ
Color & Type White
Varietal Riesling
Country Germany
Region Nahe
Sub-region Monziger
Vintage 2016
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork