Bott Geyl Riesling Grand Cru "Schoenenbourg" 2013

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"(JS=94) This is so deep and profound with sliced apple, lemon and mineral character. Very stoney. Full body, lightly fruity. Powerful. It goes on for minutes on the finish. Drink or hold. (RP=93) From the central part of the prestigious cru (between Riquewihr and Zellenberg) the 2013 Riesling Grand Cru Schoenenbourg offers a deep, precise and flinty nose of crushed stones but is Š—– as often from this Keuper soil Š—– a little bit reductive in its youth. Full-bodied, clear and piquant on the palate, with white fruit flavors, this is a very elegant appearance of power and intensity. This firmly structured wine has a long and salty, also flinty finish and a great aging potential. Still on its way. (AG=93) Bright straw. Rich tropical fruit, lime, chamomile and balsamic nuances on the nose and in the mouth. Suave and very long, showing a bright seamless quality and a hint of tannin typical of this great grand cru. The Schoenenbourg has always had a reputation for massive, ageworthy Rieslings, but Bott is trying to make a more graceful style by harvesting a little bit earlier than usual. He owns four parcels in different areas of the grand cru--for example, one borders the Kronenbourg, while another is right above the gypsum quarry (in my view, the single best area within the whole Schoenenbourg site)."