2019 Richter Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese *** Fass 42

2019 Richter Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese *** Fass 42

$99.00

Description

“Selected from our oldest vines from the 1890s. Technically the “pre-selection” of the TBA. By law we could name it Beerenauslese, just a handful of Oechsle shy of the Trockenbeerenauslese treshhold, but because of the flavour profile we decided to “just” name it Auslese*** (or Long Gold Cap). Still very reduced nose, dominated from the recent bottling. Smoke, slate, herbs and spices. With time you will get some more fruit, white peach, apricot, despite the high Oechsle degress very “clean” so not a lot of Botrytis-flavours and aromas. Really more an Auslese than a Beerenauslese. Well-structured on the palate. Some candied grapefruit and lime, peach and apricot. Very deep and multi-layered flavours. The sweetness and fruit perfectly wrapped and balanced by the bracing and zesty acidity. Definitely an age worthy wine, maybe not as the absolute perfection as this vintages TBA is. But very close indeed. ” – Constantin Richter