2020 Weingut Clemens Busch Riesling Marienburg Fahrlay-Terassen Grosses Gewachs

Riesling - 750ML
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jamessuckling.com, October 2021

Here comes the boss! The dense grapefruit, rosemary and thyme nose pulls you inexorably into the orbit of this rich and concentrated dry riesling that has enveloping,salty minerality. And, in spite of all this, it is...
DC 97

Decanter, August 2021

Made with fruit from 100-year-old vines, grown on blue slate, facing the Mosel. Clemens Busch works biodynamically, aiming to reflect his wines’ terroir, with the variety only the medium. The citrus fruit therefore plays...
WA 97

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2022

The 2020 Marienburg GG Fahrlay Terrassen offers a clear and intense, warm and concentrated yet refined and flinty bouquet of weathered slate and iodine aromas intermingled with super ripe and juicy Riesling aromas...


Color & Type White
Varietal Riesling
Country Germany
Region Mosel Saar Ruwer
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 12%
Closure Cork

Introducing the 2020 Weingut Clemens Busch Riesling Marienburg Fahrlay-Terassen Grosses Gewachs from Germany's renowned Mosel Saar Ruwer region. This white wine is a true masterpiece, crafted with precision and care by the esteemed producer Weingut Clemens Busch.

In the glass, this Riesling shines with a pale golden hue, hinting at its elegance and sophistication. The nose is immediately captivated by the intense aromas that waft from the glass. Citrus fruits take a backseat in this wine, as the focus lies on the phenolic compounds, smoky nuances, and a distinct saline finish. These complex elements create a multi-layered experience, showcasing the true essence of the terroir.

The grapes used in crafting this exceptional wine come from 100-year-old vines, grown on blue slate soils that face the Mosel River. Weingut Clemens Busch adheres to biodynamic practices, allowing the wine to truly reflect its terroir, with the grape variety serving as a mere conduit. The result is a monumental wine that demands attention and admiration.

Renowned wine critics have been enraptured by the 2020 Weingut Clemens Busch Riesling Marienburg Fahrlay-Terassen Grosses Gewachs. Decanter awards it an impressive score of 97 points, praising its multi-layered complexity. James Suckling is equally enamored, awarding it a dazzling 98 points. He describes the wine as rich and concentrated, with enveloping salty minerality and a laser-beam brightness that persists until the very deep finish. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also joins in the chorus of acclaim, bestowing a score of 97 points. They describe this Riesling as refined and crystalline, with a captivating iodine note and crunchy tannins.

With an alcohol percentage of 12.0, this white wine is beautifully balanced, showcasing the finesse and precision that Weingut Clemens Busch is renowned for. It is recommended to savor this wine from 2023 onwards, although it is already drinkable now.

The 2020 Weingut Clemens Busch Riesling Marienburg Fahrlay-Terassen Grosses Gewachs is a true gem from the Mosel Saar Ruwer region. With its complexity, finesse, and undeniable quality, it is a wine that will captivate the senses and leave a lasting impression. This is a wine that demands to be experienced by all wine enthusiasts.