Just crazy crazy crazy classy……I’m a Wehlener Sonnenuhr guy, as I adore its sense of filigree finesse and cool blue slate fruitness and minerality. The sense of intensity and concentration here, delivered with a sense of seamless weightless ease is just a wonder to behold. For fans of the style, or anyone curious to know how amazing great upper prädikat Auslese can be, get what you can justify, and thank me later…..a little * awarded here.
“The 2021er Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese *** -42-, as it is referred to on the consumer label, was made from botrytized fruit harvested at 115° Oechsle on over 90-year-old vines in the prime Sandpichter sector and was fermented down to fully sweet levels of residual sugar (130 g/l). Slightly reductive at first, this is quick to offer a captivating and gorgeous nose of almond cream, minty herbs, vineyard peach, fresh pineapple, prune, lime tree, and a hint of coconut. The wine is deliciously creamy and velvety on the layered and elegant palate. Yet there is also great presence and intensity and the finish is hugely long. This is a mind-blowingly great Auslese. 2036-2071” 97 Mosel Fine Wines