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Riesling Spatlese Wehlener Sonnenuhr Richter 2010

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"Quince, licorice and acacia blossom dominate the bouquet. The creamy peach fruit initially seems almost overbearing, but tantalizing acidity provides clarity and purity on a long, satisfying finish. An exemplary spatlese...91" IWC 01/12 "Richter’s 2010 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese is generously scented and brimming with juicy apple and yellow plum, the bitter side of the vanilla bean along with pips and pits of the fruits serving for pronounced counterpoint. Heliotrope and honeysuckle seem to flatteringly wreath the performance, and the combination of textural creaminess with brightness is deft, leading to an at once soothingly and brightly lingering finish. I suspect this will achieve one’s “normal” expectations for the longevity of the best of its genre, easily 20 years. While I don’t meant to extrapolate without warrant, it is hard not to consider significant the fact that this especially successful Spatlese is among the very few in the present collection to have fermented entirely spontaneously...90" WA 02/12 "This has a strong honeyed component, with layers of creamy richness and exotic tropical fruit notes, including mango and guava. Finishes with kiwifruit and gooseberry on the long, lush finish...93" WS 11/11

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Varietal: Riesling
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"Quince, licorice and acacia blossom dominate the bouquet. The creamy peach fruit initially seems almost overbearing, but tantalizing acidity provides clarity and purity on a long, satisfying finish. An exemplary spatlese...91" IWC 01/12 "Richter’s 2010 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese is generously scented and brimming with juicy apple and yellow plum, the bitter side of the vanilla bean along with pips and pits of the fruits serving for pronounced counterpoint. Heliotrope and honeysuckle seem to flatteringly wreath the performance, and the combination of textural creaminess with brightness is deft, leading to an at once soothingly and brightly lingering finish. I suspect this will achieve one’s “normal” expectations for the longevity of the best of its genre, easily 20 years. While I don’t meant to extrapolate without warrant, it is hard not to consider significant the fact that this especially successful Spatlese is among the very few in the present collection to have fermented entirely spontaneously...90" WA 02/12 "This has a strong honeyed component, with layers of creamy richness and exotic tropical fruit notes, including mango and guava. Finishes with kiwifruit and gooseberry on the long, lush finish...93" WS 11/11

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