Schäfer-Fröhlich

Monzinger Frühlingsplätzchen Großes Gewächs Dry Riesling

9.71 ratings
9.71 pro ratings
Nahe, Germany
Riesling
Top Notes For
Aaron Tan

For me, this wine was the first runner up in our 2004 dry riesling study, after the Keller Kirschpiel. Interesting to note that SC thought this was the best wine in the study. Nitpicking really. Safe to say there were both performing at a very high level.

Didn't get the producer at all in the blind. Nose was quite atypical of SF and also much fresher than previous encounters with pre-2010 SF. Incredible minerality, cool grapefruit and peach characters, plus huge florals and herbs. The palate is focused, pure, and sapid. Kiwi, grapefruit, lemon, lime, and spice. Long mineral and herb-infused finish. For me, this was notably the driest and most filigreed of the lot. In a way, the antithesis to the Kirschpiel. Both absolutely delicious, but distinctly different in style.

For me, this wine was the first runner up in our 2004 dry riesling study, after the Keller Kirschpiel. Interesting to note that SC thought this was the best wine in the study. Nitpicking really. Safe to say there were both performing at a very high level.

Didn't get the producer at all in the blind. Nose was quite atypical of SF and also much fresher than previous encounters with pre-2010 SF. Incredible minerality, cool grapefruit and peach characters, plus huge florals and herbs. The palate is focused, pure, and sapid. Kiwi, grapefruit, lemon, lime, and spice. Long mineral and herb-infused finish. For me, this was notably the driest and most filigreed of the lot. In a way, the antithesis to the Kirschpiel. Both absolutely delicious, but distinctly different in style.

Nov 3rd, 2019