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2016 Gunderloch Pettenthal Riesling Grosses Gewachs

Rheinhessen, GERMANY
$89. 99
$1079.88 Dozen
ABV: 12.5%
Closure: Stelvin

Other Reviews....
Still rather closed this is a very concentrated wine with a beautiful balance that makes it taste less powerful than it really is. Major minerality at the very long, powerful finish. And all this at just 12.5% alcohol. Better from 2018.
95 points
Stuart Pigott - jamessuckling.com

An enchanting fragrance of summer meadow and orchard lifts the sensory spirits. Starts off sweet on the tongue with a ripe peachy note, but salty minerality and ample acidity take care of a well-balanced flavour. Generous and charming.
17.5/20 points
Michael Schmidt - jancisrobinson.com

The citrus coloured 2016 Pettenthal Riesling GG has a clear, fresh/coolish and spicy bouquet of ripe and concentrated Riesling berries, slate and very discreet toast aromas. Full-bodied, round and creamypiquant on the palate, with lush and intense fruit, grainy tannins and some prominent oak that still has to be integrated (Hoesch 1200-liter Stückfass) this is a complex and mouth-filling Pettenthal that needs some years to develop and gain finesse.
91+ points
Stephan Reinhardt - Wine Advocate #233 (Nov 2017)