2011 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese (Previously $42)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Musk melon, Persian melon and mango dominate the Fritz Haag 2011 Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese A.P. #7, conveying its sense of sheer ripeness, which is underscored by an opulent, glycerol-rich, subtly honey-slicked, creamy palate performance. This preserves the striking sense of delicacy and lift that were found in the corresponding Juffer and shares as well its saliva-inducing finishing salinity, though not quite that wine’s sense of energy and interplay. This beauty, too, should be worth following for at least two decades.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Elegant aromas of Bing cherry, apple blossom and roasted pine nuts. Sweet and delicate but nonetheless creamy on the palate, with sweet herbs and a touch of vanilla. Lemon curd and slate animate a compelling finish.
Boasts an essence of apples, with notes of ripe citrus laid over a broad structure of crisp acidity. Light spice and pastry notes linger on the juicy finish. Drink now through 2034.
From Mosel Fine Wines: "92 points. This offers a slight touch of fermentation reduction but develops some attractive notes of spicy apple, pear and a hint of pineapple with airing. Despite quite some rich notes of fruits, the wine remains superbly elegant and juicy on the palate and offers a long Auslese-like finish. This is a very attractive and well-made wine." (10/2012)