Clemens Busch Marienburg Falkenlay Grosses Gewächs 2020


98 Points – “The 2020 Marienburg GG Falkenlay opens with a clear, pure and crunchy slate aroma intermingled with generous, ripe and concentrated, very elegant Riesling fruit with herbal aromas. Full-bodied and rich yet refined and saline on the palate, this is a very delicate, pure yet also lush and superbly balanced Falkenlay with lingering salinity, fine tannins and mineral tension. It’s very long and almost austere in its merciless terroir character. A great, original Riesling from the Marienburg. 12.5% stated alcohol.” Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate


98 Points – “If you thought you knew what peaches smell and taste like, then think again. At first there’s a touch of bready character form long sur-lie maturation, but then the most ravishing peach aroma develops, plus notes of wild rose, orange and jasmine. Super-elegant on the ripe yet extremely precise palate. The peachy beauty only expands and expands at the breathtaking finish. Drink or hold.”


93 Points/Outstanding – “The 2020er Marienburg Falkenlay GG, as it is referred to on the main part of the label, was fermented spontaneously in traditional oak casks from fruit harvested in a grey-slate infused part of the Marienburg vineyard. It proves still rather backward and only gradually reveals some nice flavors of smoke, pear, mirabelle, vineyard peach, cassis, herbs, and spices. The wine is beautifully juicy on the dry (but not bone-dry) palate and leaves a superbly playful feel of ripe fruits, spices, and smoke in the long finish. The potential is there and this wine now only needs a couple of years to reveal its finest. 2028-2040.” Mosel Fine Wines No 59


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