2011 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese #6 (Previously $53)
A refined style, featuring concentrated flavors of glazed apricot, peach cobbler, ripe kiwifruit and Meyer lemon. This displays luscious mouthfeel, culminating in a long and powerful finish of spice, with hints of white chocolate and cream. An elegant style. Drink now through 2040.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Fritz Haag 2011 Braunebeger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese A.P. #6 delivers luscious nectarine preserves and mango on an opulent yet buoyant palate, though without – for now at least – quite the seductive creaminess of texture or the uncanny lift (even at a mere 7.5% alcohol) of the corresponding Spatlese #7. Look for this to satisfy for at least a quarter of a century and quite possibly to gain in complexity.
Fine aromas of citrus fruit and spices open the curtain to an impressive presentation of orange, mandarin and grapefruit flavours, all inclusive of juice, pith and zesty peel. A delicate touch of cloves and a subtle note of bitterness add intrigue to an already complex composition. There is nothing cloying about the expression of the ample residual sugar. Luscious but fresh, exotic but not tropical, it leaves enough room for a deft minerally touch, and once the exuberance of youth has subsided, we have every reason to expect a masterful demonstration of elegance. 18/20 points.
93 points.from Mosel Fine Wines: "This smoky wine offers a great nose of spices, pear and mirabelle, with just a hint of whipped cream lurking in the background. It is quite firm and zesty on the palate, with still a great filigreed structure leading to a long, smooth and yet juicy finish and a great feel of whipped cream in the after-taste. This is a gorgeous Auslese." (10/2012)