Produced from a special selection of very ripe clusters, usually (but not always) with a fair amount of botrytis. Auslese is a lush, intensely fruity wine, with a massive, yet elegant structure. The immense sweetness is beautifully balanced by firm acidity.
With its pronounced notes of peaches, blossoms, and fresh juicy fruit, this single vineyard Auslese is deliciously approachable in its youth, but it will age for decades in the cellar. We have the bottles going back decades in ours to prove it.
97 Points for 2017 vintage, Stuart Piggott, JamesSuckling.com: "What a crazy nose! Licorice, anise, lime zest and fresh herbs pour from the glass of this rapier-sharp and laser-bright Auslese that currently gives no quarter, but will surely become more graceful as it ages over the coming decades. Drink or hold."