Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (90 points):
"The 2016 Maximin Grünhaus Riesling "Monopol" has a clear, fresh and well-concentrated bouquet of ripe and spicy Riesling berries. Round, lush and piquant on the palate, this is a crystalline and elegant, really fine and salty-piquant Grünhäuser Riesling that was bottled with a touch of unfermented sugar but has a pretty dry and perfectly balanced taste. The 2016 was fermented with natural yeasts in stainless steel and old fuder vats."
James Suckling (90 points):
"A very crisp and vibrant wine with a lot of herbal and apple character. Great balance and a very bright mineral finish. Drink now or wait up to 5 years."