|Emrich-Schönleber Monzinger Halenberg Riesling Großes Gewächs 2009
"The Schonleber 2009 Monzinger Halenberg Riesling Grosses Gewachs captures a marvelous sense of primary juiciness of grapefruit, pineapple, lime, honeydew melon, and white peach such as one seldom encounters in its genre, and holds this through a finish of consummate refreshment and gravity-defying levity. At the same time, there is a complexity of mineral elements here that leaves you scratching your head; a silken texture and glycerin-richness that leave your palate seductively soothed; and tart fruit skin as well as subtly bitter fruit pit notes that add to an insistent sense of invigoration. Elder flower, narcissus, and orange blossom contribute an alluring floral dimension that wafts all the way through the long finish. An unforgettable purity of fruit, transparency to mineral and floral nuances, and levity such as one scarcely encounters among Grosse Gewachse should keep this remarkable Riesling a source of riveting fascination for the next 12-15 years."
(David Schildknecht, robertparker.com)