Richter Elisenberg Riesling Spätlese 2019
The 2019 Ellisenberger Riesling Spätlese, as it is referred to on the consumer label, was harvested at 93° Oechsle, and was fermented down to sweet levels of residual sugar (100 g/l). It proves slightly reduced at first, but it is quick to show a quite sensational and complex nose of yellow peach, almond cream, yellow flowers, pineapple juice, cassis, elderflower, pear jelly, a touch of candied exotic fruits, and almond paste. The wine is gorgeously juicy and creamy on the palate, where it unleashes a gorgeous set of candied yellow fruits as well as a touch of honey with Auslese creaminess and presence. Despite its primary sweetness the wine proves magnificently juicy, light and refined in the finish. It is good decade away from its optimal enjoyment window, but the patience will be rewarded. This refined and juicy 'drinking Auslese' will be a pure joy to drink.
(MFW, June 2020, Jean Fisch, David Rayer)