2009 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese (Previously $45)
Bordering on opulent, yet offset by bright acidity, this offers lime, peach and spice flavors. Balanced on a light-weight frame, with a piquant aftertaste. Drink now through 2025. –BS
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
An almost gaudy sense of tropical ripeness in the nose of Haags’ 2009 Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese A.P. #7 put me in mind of an Auslese. Pink grapefruit, banana, mango, and quince are tinged with caramel but at the same time laced with sufficient sense of fresh citrus to convey an element of refreshment and vivacity even on a silken-textured, lushly-rich palate, and extending into a satisfyingly long finish.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Lovely floral, peach and clove aromas. Creamy apricot fruit is framed and lifted by a bracing saline character. The complex finish offers notes of slate, lemon oil and nutmeg.
From the importer: "Nose is a little tight at the time of tasting (just very young - it will open), but there are shades of the multifaceted slate terroir mixing with an exotic perfume. When it hits the palate it is so vivid and precise - with focused flavors of white and yellow peach, pineapple, tangelo, mango, cassis, and a hint of cherry. These flavors all float on a bed of featherlike Juffer Sonnenuhr slate details, a beautifully crafted Spätlese." From JancisRobinson.com: "Fresh and tangy citrus fruit with a dusty, flinty edge. Wide spectrum of fruit, from local pear and apple to more exotic mandarin and orange. Juicy rather than crisp acidity, touches of spice and minerals, fresh and firm at the same time, great structure. Excellent balance and length." (07/2010)