A spatlese of Baroque intensity and weight, with intense palate staining minerality. The 2011 collection at Wagner Stempel is the best since the amazing 2007s. And now at terrific pricing, never yet seen in the US. Jamonit!
Here is David Schildknecht’s review:
“From a high-elevation, acid-retentive parcel that is routinely tapped for this bottling, Wagner’s 2011 Siefersheimer Heerkretz Riesling Spatlese exudes overripe pear and quince garlanded in lily-of-the-valley and honeysuckle, all of which migrate to a delicate, creamy, and overtly sweet yet infectiously juicy palate. Lime and tangerine introduce both a modicum of refreshment and – in candied rind form – of confection. This was pressed very gently and the must cooled to slow-down the fermentation, which was then stopped after reaching a mere 7.5% alcohol. It should prove deliciously fascinating to follow this for at least 15-20 years.” 91 points