This single fuder of slightly botritisized fruit comes exclusively from the Falkenlay portion of the vineyard in the original core section of the Sonnenuhr before it was expanded in the 1970s. Whilst the wine was not nearly as demonstrative as the regular Juffer Sonnenuhr Auslese, it tasted this day more on dazzling finessed complexity than explosive/implosive paradox. It has a creeper sense of haunting length, its flavor impact continuing to rise on the backed, somewhat like a chrysalis yet to emerge from its slumber. Constantine suggested that this is a marathon runner of a bottling, built for the very long haul. I would certainly not bet against any of these things, neither this core section of one the Mosel’s greatest sites, nor Constantine’s knowledge of his wines……A star * given here. Tech stats: 7.5% alcohol, 8.7g/L acidity, 120g/L RS.
“Harvested at 110° Oechsle in the Lay sector of the vineyard, this offers a gorgeous nose of yellow peach, a hint of dried fruits and almond as well as smoke. The wine is superbly pure and elegant on the palate and, despite all the finesse, remains lively and zesty with good vibrancy in the finish. What a beautiful effort! 2025-2050” 94+ points Mosel Fine Wines