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Robert Weil & Maximin Grünhaus Wines Make the Wine & Spirits Top 100!

We’re delighted to share that two wines from our portfolio have made the Wine & Spirits Top 100 Wines of 2020 list!

98 pts | Robert Weil 2018 Rheingau Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling Auslese

“The warm and early summer of 2018 resulted in spectacular wines at Weil. The dry summer made for exceptionally clean fruit, Wilhelm Weil reports, and the warmth allowed the harvest to stretch from mid-September through to November. The team pulled in this wine at 100 degrees Oechsle, the upper end of the Auslese range, when the grapes were shriveled but still had enough juice to create this luscious wine. The scents alone are worth the price, as heady as roasted pineapple with a spiced brown-sugar glaze; the flavors are just as rich but brighter, with the satiny texture of lemon curd. Like all of Weil’s wines, it’s clean, elegant and precise, but it also offers a generosity and warmth that sets it above all the rest.” Reviewed by Tara Q. Thomas.

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95 pts | Maximin Grünhaus 2018 Mosel Abtsberg Riesling GG

“Abtsberg is Maximin Grünhaus’s warmest site, and its steep blue-slate slopes produced an exceptional dry riesling in the warmth of 2018. It’s powerful but not mean (the way some Grosses Gewächs can be); instead it wraps its searing acidity in apricot tones and a brothy, savory richness. Round and full, it has a driving energy that will preserve it as it ages; if you open it now, have food at the ready – like a roast chicken NoMad-style, with foie gras under the skin.” Reviewed by Tara Q. Thomas.

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