Schoenenbourg is a Grand Cru vineyard with very complicated terroir. Riesling here is the ideal wine variety for great dry wines as well as superb Vendanges Tardives and Selection de Grains Nobles. The dry Rieslings tend to be rather austere in their youth but later they can become superb - like this one.
"From ripe and a little bit of overripe berries the 2012 Riesling Grand Cru Schoenenbourg is intense, deep and highly complex on the nose that displays very delicate fruit aromas. Bottled with 12 grams per liter of residual sugar, this is a very complex and persistent cru full of tension and expression. A great Riesling in the dry style that reflects the highly complex terroir of the Schoenenbourg with its marl, gypsum, red sandstone and seashell limestone soils.
94 Points." Stephan Reinhardt, Robert Parkers The Wine Advocate.