1985 Von Schubert Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Auslese

1985 Von Schubert Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Auslese 
At dinner last night, 2 dear friends shared a bottle to end the meal. What a treat, to say the least. Over the years, I have enjoyed this venerable Ruwer estate’s wines—quite candidly a mix of hits & misses. This 1985 was a hit. I was first taken by how youthful this wine showed when first poured, given its 36 years of age.  The nose was quite sublime—
surprisingly delicate in minerality–very welcoming & intriguing.  With every swirl of the glass, more & more nuances seem to show themselves. On the palate, the once apparent sweetness has largely transitioned to a very visceral, creamy/lees like mouthfeel, with such grace, class & still uplifting qualities. Safe to say, that very little, if at all, botrysized grapes were used in its production—looking at the color, translucency , aromas & taste.   It truly was a wonderful treat.  While I am sure it can further age, I love the sweet spot it is in right now.  Thank you Vern & Gail for sharing.

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