Weingut Battenfeld-Spanier

Frauenberg Riesling

9.445 ratings
9.426 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
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.6

Terrific. In a great almost ideal place now. Nose is apricot, honey, candied lemon, spices, citrus, salt, so so aromatic. Big fruit skin energy as well. Also earthy, confectionary and gamey. Just so so complex. Palate is just pure harmony. Not a hair out of place and long saline finish with apricot skin that lingers. Stunning purity. So pretty. Really lingers. A knockout.

Terrific. In a great almost ideal place now. Nose is apricot, honey, candied lemon, spices, citrus, salt, so so aromatic. Big fruit skin energy as well. Also earthy, confectionary and gamey. Just so so complex. Palate is just pure harmony. Not a hair out of place and long saline finish with apricot skin that lingers. Stunning purity. So pretty. Really lingers. A knockout.

Feb 27th, 2021
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.8

Carolin sent me cask samples of the 19 GG’s and wow. This is insane. A nose so pretty and so pure one needs new words to describe it but I will try with my mere old words. A beautiful perfume that is transcendent. In every way. An amazing caramel nougat. Airy, gorgeous, perfumed and insanely clear minerality. Just sick. Some smoke. Wood shavings. Not oak, but woodshop. Some clearly defined citrus. Wet stones and earth. It reeks and I mean reeks of terroir. The palate has a very serious and very major core. Insane citrus that is driving me crazy. So pure. So ephemeral. So clean. The nose or the palate. What is better? I can’t stop asking myself. It’s even. The core of fruit, minerals and saltiness is unreal. This has elite elegance to it. It’s backwards but beautiful. Not many wines are like that. It has PERFECT balance. I’m between 9.8 and 9.9 now. The level of complexity and texture might push it over the edge. But then the salt kicks in. And the lingering of the finish. Fuuuuuuuuuuckkkkkkkk.

Carolin sent me cask samples of the 19 GG’s and wow. This is insane. A nose so pretty and so pure one needs new words to describe it but I will try with my mere old words. A beautiful perfume that is transcendent. In every way. An amazing caramel nougat. Airy, gorgeous, perfumed and insanely clear minerality. Just sick. Some smoke. Wood shavings. Not oak, but woodshop. Some clearly defined citrus. Wet stones and earth. It reeks and I mean reeks of terroir. The palate has a very serious and very major core. Insane citrus that is driving me crazy. So pure. So ephemeral. So clean. The nose or the palate. What is better? I can’t stop asking myself. It’s even. The core of fruit, minerals and saltiness is unreal. This has elite elegance to it. It’s backwards but beautiful. Not many wines are like that. It has PERFECT balance. I’m between 9.8 and 9.9 now. The level of complexity and texture might push it over the edge. But then the salt kicks in. And the lingering of the finish. Fuuuuuuuuuuckkkkkkkk.

Aug 19th, 2020
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.6

Have not had since end of December 2018. Amazing nose. Honeysuckle, god level airiness and minerals. Brown sugar. Huge apricot. So precise. So clear. So precise. So layered. Like a Riesling drop. Lemon. It’s superbly complex. New nuances every minute. Honeycomb. Elite. Wow. This is so electric. Amazing purity, depth and finesse. Such elegance. Honeyed but so lithe and fresh. Drop dead. Juicy. So clean. Fruit is apricot and peach. But best ones you’ve ever had. Energy and minerality for days. Concentrated and sappy. Beautiful minerals and inner mouth florals. Superbly impressive structure and sap. A baby but finally coming out of it’s shell. Thrilling wine.

Have not had since end of December 2018. Amazing nose. Honeysuckle, god level airiness and minerals. Brown sugar. Huge apricot. So precise. So clear. So precise. So layered. Like a Riesling drop. Lemon. It’s superbly complex. New nuances every minute. Honeycomb. Elite. Wow. This is so electric. Amazing purity, depth and finesse. Such elegance. Honeyed but so lithe and fresh. Drop dead. Juicy. So clean. Fruit is apricot and peach. But best ones you’ve ever had. Energy and minerality for days. Concentrated and sappy. Beautiful minerals and inner mouth florals. Superbly impressive structure and sap. A baby but finally coming out of it’s shell. Thrilling wine.

Aug 15th, 2020
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.5

Wow. Battenfeld 18 is incredible. Stunning levels of complexity and flavor intensity like nothing else. Amazing depth here that is a another level. 18 seems like a breakthrough vintage here. This is a higher level than 15/16/17 which was the previous triad of breakthroughs. Honey, creamy, tangelo, opulent, herbal, mineral, enticing swimming pool, bitter caramel, nougat, vanilla, just insane. Lime as well. Palate is immaculate. Opulent and super chiseled. The juxtaposition on these Battenfeld 18’s is remarkable. Juicy and complex with just amazing depth, energy and precision. So long, ethereal and opulent and juicy. It sizzles on the finish. Amazing mouthfeel and honeyed yet so dry and fresh. This is a beast but an elegant and flavorful beast. Young but not inaccessible but will get better over 10-12 years.

Wow. Battenfeld 18 is incredible. Stunning levels of complexity and flavor intensity like nothing else. Amazing depth here that is a another level. 18 seems like a breakthrough vintage here. This is a higher level than 15/16/17 which was the previous triad of breakthroughs. Honey, creamy, tangelo, opulent, herbal, mineral, enticing swimming pool, bitter caramel, nougat, vanilla, just insane. Lime as well. Palate is immaculate. Opulent and super chiseled. The juxtaposition on these Battenfeld 18’s is remarkable. Juicy and complex with just amazing depth, energy and precision. So long, ethereal and opulent and juicy. It sizzles on the finish. Amazing mouthfeel and honeyed yet so dry and fresh. This is a beast but an elegant and flavorful beast. Young but not inaccessible but will get better over 10-12 years.

Nov 29th, 2019
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

Incredible nose. Honeyed, complex, unreal, spicey, herbal, superb minerality, smells like its cut from big slab of limestone. It’s getting slowly secondary right now. Palate is extraordinary. So pure and fresh with a stunning herbal complexity and such wonderful Texture and tension. As it airs there is a confectionary sugar thing to the nose. Wow. Such a stunner. Honeyed citrus starts to develop. Juicy and superb concentration with outrageous finesse and length.

Incredible nose. Honeyed, complex, unreal, spicey, herbal, superb minerality, smells like its cut from big slab of limestone. It’s getting slowly secondary right now. Palate is extraordinary. So pure and fresh with a stunning herbal complexity and such wonderful Texture and tension. As it airs there is a confectionary sugar thing to the nose. Wow. Such a stunner. Honeyed citrus starts to develop. Juicy and superb concentration with outrageous finesse and length.

Nov 29th, 2019
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!

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