Clemens Busch Riesling Pündericher Marienburg Fahrlay Grosses Gewächs 2020
97 POINTS: Stuart Pigott, JamesSuckling.com
96 POINTS: Stephan Reinhardt, RobertParker.com
100 year old vines
Dry style, Grosses Gewächs (or Grand Cru) 100% Riesling
The Fahrlay is approximately 1 ha of vines, located near the little car ferry that crosses the river. It is a small plot of 100 year old vines on blue slate terraces.
"The 2020 Marienburg GG Fahrlay is pure, bright and fresh on the nose and, like the 2021, absolutely true to its terroir with its rocky blue slate. The ripe fruit of the 2020 vintage is obvious here but far from opulence or pure richness. Terroir and vintage are beautifully united here. Rich and juicy yet refined and very delicate on the palate, this is a beautifully textured and balanced, intense and concentrated Fahrlay with fine, saline acidity, fine tannins and these crunchy structural slate elements. 12% stated alcohol. Natural cork. Tasted at the domaine in July 2022."
— Stephan Reinhardt, RobertParker.com
"Smelling this is like looking into a deep abyss, and someone unfamiliar with intensely mineral dry Riesling might feel a bit of vertigo. However, these grapefruit, white-tea and wild-herb aromas really excite us. On the sleek palate this is super-focused with a terrific tannin structure that beautifully matches the crystalline quality on the pristine finish. From biodynamically grown grapes with Respekt certification. Drink or hold."
— Stuart Pigott, JamesSuckling.com
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- $84.99 Sale