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Riesling Felseneck Grosses Gewächs Schaefer Frohlich 2017 (750ML)
97 Points, David Schildknecht, Vinous: "In no previous vintage has Felseneck found Stromberg breathing down its neck to the same degree; but SchÃ¤fer-FrÃ¶hlich's flagship rises to the challenge and once again emerges with top honors. Penetratingly pungent but also hauntingly, bittersweetly-perfumed notes fill the nose: grapefruit, white currant, struck flint, violet and iris. The satiny but fundamentally firm, indeed, almost implacably dense palate presents a vibrantly tangy welter of citrus with crunchy tart berry and coriander seed, smoky, fusil and otherwise mineral nuances, and striking inner-mouth florality, all underlain by wet stone. Savor of fleur de sel improbably paired with bitter chocolate, adds to a mouthwatering, vibratory, dizzyingly complex finish that just won't quit." 4/19
98 Points, James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com: "Deep and dark in the nose, but blessed with ravishing, tart stone-fruit character on the palate that is almost perfectly balanced by the intense mineral acidity. Enormously long and surprisingly charming finish for a SchÃ¤fer-FrÃ¶hlich wine. Huge aging potential. Drink or hold." 9/18
99 Points, John Gilman, View from the Cellar: "The 2017 Felseneck Grosses GewÃ¤chs is yet another utterly brilliant young wine. The nose soars from the glass in a youthfully complex blend of tart orange, pink grapefruit, blood orange, spring flowers, a beautiful base of salty slate minerality, a touch of petrol and a gentle topnote of wild yeasts. On the palate the wine is full, pure and again electric with ripe acidity this year, with a rock solid core, laser-like focus and great cut and grip on the complex, long and utterly seamless finish. This is pure magic. (Drink between 2027-2085)" 6/18 Issue #75
97 Points, Mosel Fine Wines: "This 2017er Bockenauer Felseneck GG delivers a gloriously reductive nose of grapefruit zest, grilled pineapple, minty herbs, nettle, yuzu, lime tree and orchard fruits, all wrapped into residual scents of spontaneous fermentation, bacon, smoke and spices. The wine is beautifully focused on the palate, where ripe fruits are perfectly framed by minty herbs, grapefruit zest and ginger-driven spices. The finish is stunningly long, salty and herbal. There is still a hint of tartness in need of integration. With airing, the wine gains in density and shows huge presence and even a touch of power, without ever being hot. This is a magical dry Riesling in the making! 2027-2047" 10/18 Issue #43