2013KrugerRumpfScheurebe2013 Kruger-Rumpf, Scheurebe Spatlese Nahe Germany.
Georg Rumpf’s gorgeous 2013 Scheurebe is one compelling wine, and one of best  examples of this grape in all of Germany, and it is stunner in the glass with a light golden hue. While a Spatlese, and pleasingly fruity/opulent, this wine is not cloyingly heavy in any way, but instead wonderfully balanced with vibrancy and purity of fruit. The Kruger-Rumpf’s Scheurebe bouquet is a perfumed expression of the varietal with delicate jasmine, honeysuckle and orange blossom, this is highly alluring, but still restrained and refined that plays with your senses offering hints of sweetness against some savory notes, along with loam and stoney contrasts. Maybe the secret to the class found here is that it comes from great terroir, primarily Munster Dautenpflanzer, a Grosses Gewachs (Grand Cru) site set in quartzite and loess clay soils and quite high up on the steep slopes, adding to the elegant flavors and driving focus. The mouth feel is medium weighted, but lush in texture with good extract/density with beautifully lifted and vibrant fruit, lemon, creamy melon, nectarine and honeyed pear all playing parts. Nice light mineral essences, chalky stone and Asian spice with exotic tropical as well, and while everything flows smoothly, there is plenty of vigor and life here with firm acidic structure, and a refreshing salt lick and crispness come through on the finish with the faint echo of honeycomb sweetness lingering on. Drink this beauty of a nectar over the next 3 to 5 years, this stuff is very sexy, best from 2015 to 2022.
($28 Est.) 93+ Points, grapelive

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