Best of the Best 2012: International White Wines: Fritz Haag 2009 Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Gold Capsule

The Haag family has been producing wines in the Middle Mosel region for 400 years, during which time the reputation of its wines and, for that matter, the prices have steadily grown. Napoléon developed an abiding appreciation for these wines, and the Juffer-Sonnenuhr vineyard, located in the village of Brauneberg—whose original name, Dusemond, means "sweet mountain"—is considered the finest in the region. The Fritz Haag 2009 Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Gold Capsule (www.weingut-fritz-haag.de, $55 per 375 ml) is a startlingly rich confection of orange marmalade, vanilla cream, apricot, nutmeg, and orange zest.

Read Next Article >>
Because it is not aged entirely in new American oak barrels, the whiskey is not technically bourbon…
A limited-edition release from Legacy Brands that gets its name from the Spanish word for “turtle...
Photo by Andrea de Maria
Though banking, land, and vines have occupied Florence’s Frescobaldi family for more than 700 years...
The growing retro-cocktail trend is putting gin back in the spotlight…
corderostudios.com
Jim Clendenen has been preaching the benefits of restraint and balance for decades...
The lots from the private auction become available through the retailers and restaurateurs bidding…
More than 60 exclusive treasures and experiences will cross the block…
Photo by Paul Dimalanta
At the Judgment of Paris in 1976, a bottle of Chardonnay from the Napa Valley’s Chateau Montelena...
As prices for rare Cubans rise, it is getting harder to put a match to the most collectible cigars...
Packshot Factory
Back by popular demand, Supernova is one of the most robust single malts ever produced...