Wine Advocate-Parker : The Schoenebourg is another outstanding Grand Cru in Alsace and the most impressive proof of the talents of this steep, fully south-facing vineyard above the picturesque village of Riquewihr is the golden colored 2012 Grand Cru Schoenenbourg from Marcel Deiss. Again, this is the result of a complantation of all Alsatian grape varieties that are planted at the bottom of this cru, where the Keuper marl and gypsum soils are very deep and, in connection with the more than 60 years old vines, explain the initially discreet character of this really substantial and highly elegant wine (yield: 25 hectoliters per hectare). The drinking experience starts with white pepper and flint aromas on a rather spicy nose, which reveals dark fruit flavors but is still fresh and well defined. Rich, intense and powerful on the palate, this Schoenenbourg is full of tension and reveals a mineral backbone that makes this medium-dry wine taste almost dry. The fruit is very clear and persistent, and the firm tannins are very fine and fully integrated into the rich and elegant body. This is a liquid monument of the Schoenenbourg, provided with great vitality, vibrancy and harmony. Drink between 2020 and 2040.