The 2020 Frühlingsplätzchen GG is pure and fresh on the darker and herbal-toned slate nose that is wonderfully untamed and typical Schäfer-Fröhlich style. Clear, fresh and pure yet also with elegance and mineral-driven extract juice, this is a fascinating, juicy yet crystalline and salty Riesling with great terroir expression and, like the 2020 Kupfergrube, pretty close to the soon-legendary 2021. The wine has enormous energy, grip and tension and mouth-filling fruit intensity. 12.5% stated alcohol. Natural cork. Tasted in July 2022.

Stephan Reinhardt - Vinous Media (96+)