2018 Weingut Clemens Busch Riesling Marienburg Felsterasse Grosse Lage

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WA 95
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2020

The 2018 Marienburg Felsterrasse did not ferment to legally dry but still reached 13% alcohol. The bouquet is deep, intense and flinty yet refined and elegant, with ripe fruit aromas intermixed with delicate slate notes...


Color & Type White
Varietal Riesling
Country Germany
Region Mosel Saar Ruwer
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2018 Weingut Clemens Busch Riesling Marienburg Felsterasse Grosse Lage, a white wine that embodies elegance, finesse, and complexity. Hailing from the prestigious Mosel Saar Ruwer region in Germany, this wine is a true testament to the country's winemaking prowess.

In the glass, this Riesling displays a pale straw color, hinting at the purity and vibrancy found within. The aromatics are deep and intense, showcasing ripe fruit notes that intertwine harmoniously with delicate slate undertones. The bouquet exudes refinement and elegance, captivating the senses from the very first encounter.

On the palate, the 2018 Marienburg Felsterasse is a revelation. Despite not fermenting to legally dry, it still boasts an impressive 13% alcohol content. This results in a wine that is round, intense, and almost oily-textured, yet maintains its purity and vitality. It is a truly remarkable expression of Riesling in the dry style.

The 2018 vintage, despite being abnormally warm and dry, has not compromised the quality of this wine. On the contrary, it has allowed the grapes to fully develop, resulting in a wine that is dense, intense, and long-lasting. Its complexity is further accentuated by its well-balanced nature, which ensures a truly harmonious tasting experience.

This wine has received high praise from esteemed wine critic Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, who awarded it an impressive score of 95 points. Their tasting note describes the wine as powerful and refined, with a vibrant freshness that adds an extra layer of complexity. The slight bitterness on the aftertaste adds depth and intrigue to this already captivating wine.

The 2018 Weingut Clemens Busch Riesling Marienburg Felsterasse Grosse Lage is a true gem from Germany, a wine that showcases the best of what the Mosel Saar Ruwer region has to offer. With its impeccable balance, intense flavors, and refined elegance, this Riesling is a must-try for any wine connoisseur.