Schafer-Frohlich Riesling Spatlese Bockenauer Felseneck 2016
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92 Points! Sourced from steep plots with 30- to 40-year-old vines, the 2016 Nahe Riesling Bockenauer Felseneck Spätlese was picked early—just one week after the Kabinett—to preserve the acidity and with perfectly healthy berries at 95° Oechsle. This is a flinty-spicy, stony-mineral Riesling with beautiful herbal and minty notes. Round, very clear and elegant on the palate, this is a lithe, greatly finessed and delicate Spätlese with crystalline clarity and a slatey character. This reminds me of a Wehlener Sonnenuhr or Graacher Himmelreich from the Mosel. This is a highly precise and delicate Spätlese with lingering salinity and crystallization. - Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate
93 Points! A distinctive white, offering a perfumy bouquet, while the palate features a beautiful mix of lemongrass, ruby grapefruit and ripe orchard fruit flavors. Mineral details emerge with every sip, as this shows precision and purity. Remains vibrant and focused on the ethereal finish. Drink now through 2036. 250 cases made. - Aleksandar Zecevic, Wine Spectator
91 Points! Ripe red peach, apricot, honeydew melon and high-toned almond extract on the nose as well as on a richly textured, succulent palate make for an impressive performance, if one marginally less nuanced than that of the corresponding Kabinett, which, according to Fröhlich, was harvested at least two weeks earlier. An influx of fresh lime lends welcome vivacity and refreshment to an impressively persistent finish that is still, like this wine’s aromatics, dominated by sheer fruitiness. But a hint of salinity adds welcome mouthwatering savor. The sense of sweetness is supportive without being prominent. - David Schildknecht, Vinous Media
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