2011 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Riesling Kabinett (Previously $28)
Rich, featuring lively, complex flavors of citrus peel, ripe ruby grapefruit and dark currant. Pure and elegant on the finish, with plenty of spiciness and appealing weight. Drink now through 2024.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Incorporating material from both Juffer and Juffer-Sonnenuhr, the Haag 2011 Braunebeger Riesling Kabinett offers white peach, apple, honeydew and Persian melon, subtly but satisfactorily well-outfitted with residual sugar on a delicate, glossy palate, leading to an outright exuberant, juicy finish in which hints of raw ginger and apple skin add invigoration. This ought to satisfy for at least the next 12-15 years, though it lacks the complexity, focus and clarity of its feinherb counterpart. At 50 grams of residual sugar, incidentally, it represents a gradual dialing-back that’s taken place here in the last several years with this bottling.
Delicate floral notes mingle with gentle citrus fruit aromas. A generous sweet expression of fruit is well balanced by juicy acidity and fine notions of herbs and spices. A subtle bitter-sweet flavour lifts the finish and rounds off an invigoratingly lively performance.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Peach pit and lemon oil on the nose. Elegant passion fruit flavor framed by juicy acidity. The glossy finish offers an appealing spiciness.
89+ points from Mosel Fine Wines: "This offers a Spätlese-like nose of fresh apple, mango, elderflower and some white minerals. The wine is slightly sweet on the palate at this stage. The finish is nicely round and comparatively soft, with some toffee notes lurking in the background. This needs more bottle aging to be truly enjoyed." (10/2012)