We've stocked these neat little quarter bottles of this wine to allow people a chance to taste a Beerenauslese, which is a late harvested German wine affected by botrytis. Given the limited production and the usual price per bottle, it's something that most people never get round to doing (the same with Trockenbeerenausleses and Eisweins as well). But if you like sweet wines, you've got to give this a try.
A delicious nose of apricot, peach and pineapple which needs a bot of coaxing out. A little restrained at the moment. However, on the palate, you get an intense mouthful of sweet fruit - peaches, apricot and rhubard crumble. Some creaminess there as well. And all this without being the slightest bit cloying as the acidity is so high. It's sensational stuff and the finish lasts for ages. Given the bottle size, this should develop reasonably quickly, adding a bit more weight and richness, as well as those marmalade botrytis notes. However, for now, it is excellent.
SC Rating - Outstanding (Mike)