92 POINTS: VINOUS - White peach and red raspberry are signaled already on the penetrating nose; then take on both lightly confitured as well as fresh fruit aspects on the glossy palate. There is a heady, gardenia-like garland. Prominent sweetness is largely checked by a tart, crunchy berry edge along with a welcome, bright influx of juicy lime. Perfumed and fruit elements dominate in the lusciously-lingering finish. Intriguingly, this displays less of a mineral dimension than does its Frühlingsplätzchen counterpart, which is the opposite of what one would expect given the typical performances of these two sites in the dry wine realm.
92 POINTS: ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE - Schönleber's 2017 Halenberg Riesling Spätlese is deep, ripe and concentrated on the nose, which indicates a certain creaminess and possibly also botrytis infection. Lush and intense on the palate, this is a sweet and fleshy, well-concentrated and compact, slightly bitter Spätlese with nice and young mineral grip on the tight finish.