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2009 Maximin Grunhaus Schlosskellerei C. von Schubert Abtsberg Riesling Auslese #93
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96 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2011

($105) Golden yellow. Enthralling aromas of candied peach, lemon oil and acacia honey, with a hint of brown spice botrytis. The lusciously sweet tropical fruit palate maintains a remarkable delicacy in spite of the wine's richness and depth. The long, glossy finish is underscored by slate and a refined spiciness. One of the great ausleses of the vintage!

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