This needs about a 4 hour decant. It was super up-front and clipped after the first hour. The finish filled out after 2-3 more hours, but the nose actually had more matchstick than earlier. Salil's descriptors below are dead-on, but I got a slight roughness and not the length. Very rich for a Spatlese... definitely declassified. High auslese ripeness but slightly less acidity than you would expect from a Mosel. Drinks a little like a Rheingau from a structure standpoint. Still needs another 5-10 years to come into the optimal drinking window, but good now with a long decant.
This tastes like Beerenauslese in a Spätlese wrapper. It's packed with ripe peaches, red apples, brown sugar and sweeter tropical and floral notes with the sweetness and intensity turned up to 11. There's great balance though with bright acids beneath matching the sweetness and richness, and impressive length.
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