Weingut Battenfeld-Spanier

Frauenberg Riesling

9.440 ratings
9.421 pro ratings
Rheinhessen, Germany
Riesling
Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Fruit Desserts, Meaty & Oily Fish, Duck, Goat & Feta Cheese, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Tom Casagrande

This is ridiculously good. Intense nose. Honey, smoldering cracked stones, peach pit, crisp apple. Vivid bone dry flavors. So minerally. Mouth-watering acids, tremendous length.

This is ridiculously good. Intense nose. Honey, smoldering cracked stones, peach pit, crisp apple. Vivid bone dry flavors. So minerally. Mouth-watering acids, tremendous length.

Sep 21st, 2019
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.5

Huge fruit on the nose. Tropical, peach skin, mineral, limestone. Terrific richness and such lovely purity and balance. What clarity. So clean and lovely dissipating finish. Terrific inner mouth aromas. Terrific density and structure.

Huge fruit on the nose. Tropical, peach skin, mineral, limestone. Terrific richness and such lovely purity and balance. What clarity. So clean and lovely dissipating finish. Terrific inner mouth aromas. Terrific density and structure.

Dec 30th, 2018
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.5

Day 2 notes - Citrus, wild herbs, grassy, mineral, so clean. Vibrating minerality and so so fresh. Stunningly pure and juicy. So clean and chalky. Large scaled but so elegant. Good acid structure and everything so in place.

Day 2 notes - Citrus, wild herbs, grassy, mineral, so clean. Vibrating minerality and so so fresh. Stunningly pure and juicy. So clean and chalky. Large scaled but so elegant. Good acid structure and everything so in place.

Aug 30th, 2018
Marshal White

It was good. Dense, compact, graceful, and long. Has a while to go before it reveals its potential.

It was good. Dense, compact, graceful, and long. Has a while to go before it reveals its potential.

Nov 15th, 2017
Matthew Christ

Crazy citrus nose. Bright and grassy palate. Long long finish. Yum yum. GG. Will leave this open for a day or two (if it lasts) and see what comes. Amazing producer. Great consistency. So German!

Crazy citrus nose. Bright and grassy palate. Long long finish. Yum yum. GG. Will leave this open for a day or two (if it lasts) and see what comes. Amazing producer. Great consistency. So German!

2 people found it helpfulSep 17th, 2015
Dianna Jacob

Dianna had this 4 years ago

Dianna had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulNov 2nd, 2015
Peter Chang

Mineral, oyster, slate, lithe on the palate. Amazing aromatics! Lovely floral notes.

Mineral, oyster, slate, lithe on the palate. Amazing aromatics! Lovely floral notes.

1 person found it helpfulAug 23rd, 2015
Matthew Cohen

Wow. Wow. On first blush it's a mineral assault. Then the precise tightly packed rheinhessen fruit follows up. Followed by an insane finish. An amazing wine.

Wow. Wow. On first blush it's a mineral assault. Then the precise tightly packed rheinhessen fruit follows up. Followed by an insane finish. An amazing wine.

1 person found it helpfulMay 31st, 2015
Keith Levenberg

Can I just say I love the labels on these wines, because they look like the original jacket to the vinyl Wish You Were Here. Anyway, I was a bit surprised, though maybe I shouldn't have been, to find this a lot more reticent than the Hohen-Sulzen, to the point that I'd recommend sending this one straight to the cellar and going to the 'lesser' (or at least the cheaper) wine as the one to enjoy now. The purity is all here but it didn't have that electric energy or the dynamic, serrated texture of the Hohen-Sulzen.

Can I just say I love the labels on these wines, because they look like the original jacket to the vinyl Wish You Were Here. Anyway, I was a bit surprised, though maybe I shouldn't have been, to find this a lot more reticent than the Hohen-Sulzen, to the point that I'd recommend sending this one straight to the cellar and going to the 'lesser' (or at least the cheaper) wine as the one to enjoy now. The purity is all here but it didn't have that electric energy or the dynamic, serrated texture of the Hohen-Sulzen.

1 person found it helpfulMay 9th, 2015
Erlend Hammer

2012.

2012.

1 person found it helpfulDec 18th, 2014