Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Riesling, Spätlese
    Schloss Lieser

    Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Riesling, Spätlese,

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    Schloss Lieser, Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Riesling, Spätlese, 2015

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Schloss Lieser, Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Riesling, Spätlese, 2015

    Wehelener Sonnenuhr provides a brilliant third iteration of Thomas' Spätlese this year, offering up impeccable refinement and elegant, long, beautifully ripe sun kissed fruit flavours. The minerality here is subtle, complex and woven into the very fine texture of the wine, the fruit initially demure, it really comes out of its shell on the long resonant finish. Less showy than the BJS, but no less wonderful.

    ABV:
    8%
    91/100
    David Schildknecht, Vinous
    Apple garlanded in heliotrope and lily-of-the-valley makes for a heady, head-turning nose that translates into a satisfyingly juicy and seductively liquid floral impression on a creamy palate. Like the corresponding Juffer-Sonnenuhr, this finishes at once soothingly and refreshingly, not to mention with impressive persistence, though for now at least it doesn’t reveal quite that wine’s sense of transparency to subtly stony nuances.
    Date Reviewed:
    06/2017
    Drinking Window:
    2017 - 2032

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    Germany
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    Schloss Lieser

    Schloss Lieser

    This Estate is one of the new stars of the Mosel that in Thomas Haag (son of Wilhelm at Fritz Haag), has one of Germany’s brightest up and coming winemakers. His prime plots of land are in the top due south-facing Niederberg Helden vineyard of Lieser. Though just a few hundred metres from his father’s Brauneberg vineyards, the heavy thicker set grey/blue slate of the Helden vineyard produces heavier wines that sometimes require more initial bottle bottle age before showing their true colours. Rigorous work in the vineyard and microscopic attention to detail in his cellars, guarantee a consistent production of good wines in poor years and outstanding wines in great years. In fact, Thomas can regularly claim to have the Mosel’s lowest yields. Since 2004, Thomas has been exploiting some vines in the famous Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr vineyard, given to him by his father Wilhelm Haag of the Fritz Haag estate.

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