Man oh man, this is terrific. It is so crystalline and pure, delivering the charm your face off goods with an impossible sense of light footed finesse. Again, broken record like, for the money, this shit is ridiculous, and any fan of great elegant Auslese as well as anyone looking to discover what the style is all about, this is a no brainer…..a little * awarded here.
“The 2021er Apotheke Riesling Auslese, as it is referred to on the central part of the label, was made from overripe fruit picked at 97° Oechsle in the Laurentiusberg part of the vineyard and was fermented down to sweet levels of residual sugar (82 g/l). It offers a quite aromatic and captivating nose of pink grapefruit, apricot, orange zest, pineapple, fine honeyed elements, rosemary, and cinnamon. The wine coats the palate with plenty of ripe and juicy fruits and leaves a very long and nicely chiseled and playful finish. The after-taste is driven by lime and plenty of zesty and fresh fruits. This great drinking Auslese still needs a couple of years to fully shine and has even upside potential. 2029-2041+” 94+ MFW