Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 2017 Goldkapsel (375ml)

Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 2017 Goldkapsel (375ml)

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The 2017 Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese #12 (Gold Capsule) is concentrated and fresh, with candied grapefruit aromas on the citric nose. This is a dense, textured, beautifully lush, refined, racy-piquant and highly stimulating Auslese in the most delicate (and delicious) way. This is richness balanced on a tightrope! There is so much tension, finesse and sensuality here but also concentration, density and expression. This is a fulminant, highly finessed and delicate Auslese that was picked with the regular Spätlese and the Auslese #10 but contains the botrytized grapes (although the botrytis part of the berries is only 30% to 40%). Tasted in March and April 2019. Stephan Reinhardt, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

This bottling reflects more botrytis concentration than exhibited by its A.P. #9 counterpart. White raisin, caramel and marzipan are signaled on the nose – along with mirabelle and quince preserves – and are reinforced on the palate by high residual sugar and a load of glycerol. This sumptuous elixir definitely tends toward the confectionary, but fortunately without its sense of sweetness getting at all out of hand. As with the A.P. #9, the finish here combines surging intensity and buoyancy, albeit without quite that bottling’s clarity or multilayered persistenceDavid Schildknecht, Vinous

Region: Mosel, Germany

Grape Varietal: 100% Riesling

Critic Rating: Robert Parker Wine Advocate 98 Points, Vinous 94 Points

Suggested Drink Window: 2020 - 2060