2020 Weingut Clemens Busch Marienburg Riesling Grosses Gewachs

Riesling - 750ML
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2022

The 2020 Marienburg GG is pure and fresh on the coolish and stony nose that represents its terroir perfectly well even if still showing a sur lie layer. Very elegant and refined on the palate, this is a lush...
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, October 2021

The complex fresh-herb character is underlined by white-fruit and lemon-curd notes. Discreet succulence and plenty of lemony freshness on the medium-bodied palate give this dry Mosel riesling a level of balance that...


Color & Type White
Varietal Riesling
Country Germany
Region Mosel Saar Ruwer
Sub-region Middle Mosel
Appellation Punderich
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 12%
Closure Cork

The 2020 Weingut Clemens Busch Marienburg Riesling Grosses Gewachs is a truly exceptional white wine from Germany's Mosel Saar Ruwer region. With its elegant profile and exquisite balance, this Riesling is a testament to the craftsmanship and expertise of Weingut Clemens Busch.

In the glass, the wine displays a radiant golden hue, hinting at the richness and complexity that awaits. The aromatics are immediately captivating, with a complex interplay of fresh herbs, white fruits, and zesty lemon curd. These aromas create a sense of freshness and vitality, drawing you deeper into the glass.

On the palate, the wine reveals its true character. Medium-bodied and impeccably balanced, it showcases a discreet succulence that is perfectly complemented by a vibrant lemony freshness. The acidity is well-integrated, adding a lively zest and ensuring a refreshing finish. As you savor each sip, the wine's serious structure emerges, showcasing a slightly austere and savory quality that lingers on the palate.

The 2020 Marienburg GG hails from the esteemed Marienburg-Treppchen section of the vineyard, known for producing wines of exceptional quality. The grapes used in this wine were grown biodynamically and carry the Respekt certification, further emphasizing the commitment to sustainable and responsible viticulture.

Esteemed wine critics have recognized the outstanding qualities of this wine. James Suckling awarded it an impressive score of 94 points, praising its balance and fresh-herb character. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it an even higher score of 95 points, commending its purity, elegance, and refined texture.

With an alcohol content of 12.0%, this white wine is perfect for any occasion. Its natural cork closure preserves the wine's integrity and allows for further aging potential. While it can be enjoyed now, it is recommended to cellar this wine for at least another 3 or 4 years to fully appreciate its evolving complexity and regain the purity of the previous vintage.

The 2020 Weingut Clemens Busch Marienburg Riesling Grosses Gewachs is a wine of exceptional quality, showcasing the best of German winemaking. Its complexity, balance, and elegance make it an excellent choice for wine enthusiasts seeking a truly remarkable Riesling experience.