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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 o...Read more...
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Food Pairings for Riesling Spatlese Wehlener Sonnenuhr Willi Schaefer 92 Jg
"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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