Youthful and rather closed on the nose; with some aeration it reveals stony notes, flower, and gray pear, strict and firm on the palate, with elegant fruit and a high level of freshness. Close to dry, even though it feels like a style that’s normally off-dry; nice youthful fruit and a fine length.
Pale gold. Some free sulfur on this wine, but beneath that you find harmonious apple and nectarine fruits, with some apple-skin and citrus-zest pungency. The sulfur doesn’t really clear as quickly as one would like. On the palate, the wine is roundedly dry, delicate, moderately concentrated, unshowy in terms of its primary fruits; the payback is that you get better mid-palate and back-palate length than you would with a residual-sugar style, and a better sense of fusion and harmony, too. The fruit (apple, tangerine) and the dry minerals and extracts make up a single flavor unit. Poised and fresh; some glycerol, too. Delicious drinking, once you are over the sulfur hurdle.
Greenish-shadowed white-yellow; bright. Very clear and precise on the nose, yet still reductive and with yeasty flavors. Cool soul. Stony-earthy flavors, almost like granite. Very elegant and precise on the palate, well balanced, taking a nice amount of residual sugar, so the fruit is more focused than in [Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Schlossberg Schmitt Riesling Trocken Mosel Germany 2009 and Fritz Haag Brauneberg Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Trocken Mosel Germany 2009]. Fresh yet refined acidity. Salty aftertaste. Extremely elegant and complex. A classic that will start to be really great in four or five years.