Maximin

I said it once, I’ll say it a thousand times: Few producers are as vital to understanding German Riesling as Carl von Schubert’s renowned Ruwer estate. The rare display of harmony, richness and detail are nearly unparalleled not just in Germany, but the world.

I am still receiving daily email requests to see if we have more of the 2016 Maximin Grunhauser available. Enough is enough, so we are launching a second offer.

For those who had the luck tasting these wines, it makes perfect sense they are coming back asking for more. Grunhauser’s 2016 effort has been lauded by the press as a historical moment, even surpassing the heavily awarded 2015’s. “Aficionados of Maximin Grünhaus should have a talk with their bank managers … this is the most exciting collection of Grünhaus wines since the 1990s,” wrote Jean Fisch and David Rayer of Mosel Fine Wine.

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More About the Wine

Maximin Grünhäuser is one of the central pillars of German fine wine. The estate, which was first mentioned in the year 969 (!?), is one of the oldest and most prestigious in Germany. Under the direction of Carl von Schubert, the 5th generation von Schubert at the helm, the wines have soared to new dizzying heights. To be fair, von Schubert has plenty of magical material to work with. The tiny Ruwer tributary is, for many who love German wine, the perfect spot to grow Riesling. Colder than the Mosel, wines made here have a uniquely beautiful quality to their crackling acidity, creating wines of unparalleled finesse. The Ruwer’s uninhibited wild – tall pine trees, deep valleys, rolling hills – give the wines a distinctive wildness to them, and when the going gets really good, a savage opulence.


2016 Maximin Grünhäuser Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett

“Harvested at 82° Oechsle, this Kabinett is a little jewel in the making. Despite still being somewhat focused and restrained at this stage, the wine already reveals a show-stopping nose of cassis, minty herbs and smoky slate which reminds us immediately to the great wines from the 1990s. It proves superbly balanced on the palate and leaves a delicately light-weighted feel in the grapefruit-infused and still rather racy and slightly sharp finish. Make no mistake, most great fruity Maximin Grünhaus wines have started life along these lines. This is a textbook Kabinett in the making!” 2026-2041 94 Points, “Outstanding”, Mosel Fine Wines


2016 Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Riesling Kabinett

“Harvested at 82° Oechsle, this wine offers a delicately backward nose of wet stones, pear, herbs and fine spices. The wine proves delicately creamy on the palate and leaves a superbly complex and multi-layered feel of mint and citrusy fruit in the still sharp and focused finish. Make no mistake, most great fruity-styled Maximin Grünhaus wines have started life along these lines. This is a textbook Kabinett in the making!” 2026-2041 93 Points, “Outstanding”, Mosel Fine Wines


2016 Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Riesling Spätlese

“The wine proves superbly elegant and inviting on the nose with cassis, herbs, pear and fresh fruits. The wine is gorgeously zesty on the palate and leaves a grandiose feel of herbs in the long and herb-infused finish. This is a plain beauty cut along the traditionally zesty, cassis-infused and minty lines of great Maximin Grünhaus wines.” 2026-2041 94 Points, “Outstanding”, Mosel Fine Wines

“Vibrant acidity shines a spotlight over pristine yellow peach, pineapple and tangerine flavors in this ethereal spätlese. It's lusciously fruity yet spine tingling and spry. The finish is seemingly endless, silky and sweet. This is irresistible already, but it should continue to improve through 2027.” 94 Points, Wine Enthusiast


2016 Maximin Grünhäuser Herrenberg Riesling Eiswein (375 ml)

“The 2016er Herrenberg Eiswein was harvested at 138° Oechsle on November 30. A whiff of volatile acidity gives way to a beautiful nose of fruit salad, cassis, pear, herbs and spices. The wine is nicely balanced with good but not excessive Eiswein acidity on the palate. The finish is simply superbly elegant and refined. This is a great effort cut along the lines of the mythical 1993er Herrenberg Eiswein. The wine is already quite present with only the touch of sweetness in the finish in need of integration.” 2026-2041 96 Points, “Classic”, Mosel Fine Wines