Clemens Busch Riesling Marienburg Falkenlay GG 2018

Riesling from Mosel, Germany
WA 95
JS 95
MFW 93
13.5% ABV PRE-ARRIVAL
Item # 338261

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$52.95
750ml
Pre-arrival (ETA: Summer 2021) 12+ Available
95 points Stephen Reinhardt (Wine Advocate): "The 2018 Marienburg GG Falkenlay is pure, fresh and mineral on the (flint-) stony and only discreetly fruity nose that is more for Riesling nerds rather than beginners. Round and juicy on the palate, this is a lush, very intense and sustainable Falkenlay with remarkable purity, finesse and tension. The finish is tight, complex, very long and stimulating. Extraordinarily good. 13.5% alcohol. Tasted from AP 3719 in July 2020. Drink: 2020-2038. (Aug 2020)"

95 points Stuart Pigott (JamesSuckling.com): "Very smoky, this is a seriously concentrated 2018 dry Mosel with stunning minerality and delicate, fresh-pineapple character. Very long, succulent finish that shows uplifting vitality. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold. (9/16/20)"

93 points Mosel Fine Wines: "AP: 37 19. The 2018er Falkenlay GG, as it is referred to on the main part of the label, was fermented spontaneously and aged in traditional oak casks from fruit harvested in a grey-slate infused part of the Marienburg vineyard. It offers a superb nose made of melon, grapefruit, brown sugar, pear, passion fruit, licorice, and herbs. The wine proves intense and coats the palate with quite powerful herbal notes and a hint of camphor. It is slightly round yet multi-layered and leaves an intensely tart feel full of grip in the long finish. 2022-2028. (Oct 2020)"

19/20 points Michael Schmidt (JancisRobinson.com): "There’s a ripeness of yellow fruit on the nose, which seems to clearly reflect the generosity of the 2018 vintage. A rich viscous texture vindicates this theory, but rock-dusty mineral nuances and a phenolic piquancy add plenty of edge. Cool and dry on the finish with a fascinating hint of aniseed. Drinking Window: 2021-2028. (8/25/20)"
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95 points Stephen Reinhardt (Wine Advocate): "The 2018 Marienburg GG Falkenlay is pure, fresh and mineral on the (flint-) stony and only discreetly fruity nose that is more for Riesling nerds rather than beginners. Round and juicy on the palate, this is a lush, very intense and sustainable Falkenlay with remarkable purity, finesse and tension. The finish is tight, complex, very long and stimulating. Extraordinarily good. 13.5% alcohol. Tasted from AP 3719 in July 2020. Drink: 2020-2038. (Aug 2020)"

95 points Stuart Pigott (JamesSuckling.com): "Very smoky, this is a seriously concentrated 2018 dry Mosel with stunning minerality and delicate, fresh-pineapple character. Very long, succulent finish that shows uplifting vitality. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold. (9/16/20)"

93 points Mosel Fine Wines: "AP: 37 19. The 2018er Falkenlay GG, as it is referred to on the main part of the label, was fermented spontaneously and aged in traditional oak casks from fruit harvested in a grey-slate infused part of the Marienburg vineyard. It offers a superb nose made of melon, grapefruit, brown sugar, pear, passion fruit, licorice, and herbs. The wine proves intense and coats the palate with quite powerful herbal notes and a hint of camphor. It is slightly round yet multi-layered and leaves an intensely tart feel full of grip in the long finish. 2022-2028. (Oct 2020)"

19/20 points Michael Schmidt (JancisRobinson.com): "There’s a ripeness of yellow fruit on the nose, which seems to clearly reflect the generosity of the 2018 vintage. A rich viscous texture vindicates this theory, but rock-dusty mineral nuances and a phenolic piquancy add plenty of edge. Cool and dry on the finish with a fascinating hint of aniseed. Drinking Window: 2021-2028. (8/25/20)"
Product SKU 338261
Producer Clemens Busch
Country Germany
Region Mosel
Varietal Riesling
Designation Grosses Gewachs|Trocken / Dry
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 13.5%
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