| Wine Advocate 87 points (May 2011)
While the generic and Burgreben bottlings from this vintage were a bit lacking in definition to merit more than mild recommendation, Bott?s 2009 Riesling Grafenreben was not only more focused, it displayed a surprisingly tart citricity for its vintage, allied to piquancy of fruit pit and smoky, fusil aura of crushed stone. While I am surprised this doesn?t taste riper given its vintage, I am happy for the trade-off in order to secure focus and an invigorating finish. I don?t know that I would hold this for more than a few years, even though it would no doubt ?live? much longer.