2005, what a vintage!

After the disappointment of the Schloss Arsebiter 2005s it is a distinct pleasure to try something as utterly wonderful as this.

Riesling Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Spätlese 2005, Fritz Haag

Wow, this smells like young Riesling alright, almost Muscatty so primary is the fruit. There is real ripeness on the nose, it smells like a warm vintage Auslese. A distinct stony tang makes the nose a complete experience, complex, intellectual and charming. If the nose was good the palate is really something special. So much fruit, so ripe and yet with great acidity and focus. This is vigorously young, but such a wonderful drink. The finish is extremely long and complex. This will age and improve for decades. What a brilliant wine!