Clemens Busch Marienburg 'Raffes' GL
Clemens always manages to coax magic out of the Marienburg hill and the last three years have been no exception. Here we offer the first dry and sweet releases of 2019, the longer lees-aged top crus from 2018 and two freshly released, two-year lease aged reserve crus. Take your pick, it’s a veritable feast.
"The 2019 Marienburg Raffes is very complex, refined and elegant on the open and intense nose that indicates perfectly ripe, dense and concentrated fruit with a fascinating flintiness of crushed rocks and salt. Round and lush on the palate, this is another full-bodied and intense yet pure and refined, enormously complex and elegant Riesling with enormous power, elegance and finesse. Highly impressive, the opulence of this terroir comes along with so much purity, finesse and balance and gives this unique umami texture in the sharp and precise world of Clemens Busch. The Raffes is not really dry but at least dry-styled and otherwise perfectly round. Tasted at the domain in September 2020." 98 pts, Stephan Reinhardt, WA
"The 2019er Marienburg Raffes, as it is referred to on the main part of the label, is a just off-dry wine (with 10 g/l of residual sugar) fermented spontaneously in traditional oak casks from late-harvested fruit in a prime terraced part of the grey-slated Falkenlay sector and which underwent an extended maturation on its lees. It offers a superbly complex nose made of pear, herbs, bergamot, whipped cream, chalky minerals, white flowers, and wet stone. The wine is subtly dry-tasting (and not fully off-dry) on the intense and delicately ample yet zesty palate and leaves a superb feel of fresh orchard fruits, wet stone, whipped cream, and herbs in the long and incredibly persistent finish. This gorgeous dry-tasting Riesling is hugely promising in a spicy and zesty style. 2024-2039." 94 pts, Mosel Fine Wines, By Jean Fisch and David Rayer
|Duty Paid / In Bond||In Bond|
|Bottle or Case?||Price by the Case|
|Wine Type||White wines|
|Wine Style||Fragrant White|
|Winemaking||Biodynamic wines, Organic wines, Vegan wines, Vegetarian wines|
|Drinkability||Early in drinking window|
Organic, biodynamic, vegan and genuinely special.
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