Riesling Spatlese Wehlener Sonnenuhr Willi Schaefer 92 Jg 2010

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"As has been the case in most recent vintages at Weingut Schaefer, the family’s tiny holdings in the Sonnenuhr have only produced a single wine this year, but what a lovely bottle of Spätlese it will be. The nose is deep and really lovely, as it offers up a complex blend of pear, apple, a touch of vanilla custard, beautiful slate tones, orange zest and a pungent topnote of apple blossoms. On the palate the wine is medium-full, elegant and filigreed, with fine focus, lovely mid-palate depth, ripe acids and impressive length and grip on the dancing finish. A beautiful bottle of Spätlese that will drink well with only a couple of years of cellaring...92+" JG 03/11 "In keeping with vintage-typical destiny, Schaefer’s 2010 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese – as usual, their sole bottling from that site – represents only half of its normal volume. Fresh pear and apple, lime and grapefruit exuberantly inform this especially bright, zingy expression of the site, with crushed stone; crystalline mineral impingements; the bitter side of vanilla; and zesty apple and citrus peel tartness adding to a sense of invigoration that is admirably persistent. I would anticipate at least two decades of satisfaction...91" WA #199 02/12

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Varietal: Riesling
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"As has been the case in most recent vintages at Weingut Schaefer, the family’s tiny holdings in the Sonnenuhr have only produced a single wine this year, but what a lovely bottle of Spätlese it will be. The nose is deep and really lovely, as it offers up a complex blend of pear, apple, a touch of vanilla custard, beautiful slate tones, orange zest and a pungent topnote of apple blossoms. On the palate the wine is medium-full, elegant and filigreed, with fine focus, lovely mid-palate depth, ripe acids and impressive length and grip on the dancing finish. A beautiful bottle of Spätlese that will drink well with only a couple of years of cellaring...92+" JG 03/11 "In keeping with vintage-typical destiny, Schaefer’s 2010 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese – as usual, their sole bottling from that site – represents only half of its normal volume. Fresh pear and apple, lime and grapefruit exuberantly inform this especially bright, zingy expression of the site, with crushed stone; crystalline mineral impingements; the bitter side of vanilla; and zesty apple and citrus peel tartness adding to a sense of invigoration that is admirably persistent. I would anticipate at least two decades of satisfaction...91" WA #199 02/12

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