2019 Fritz Haag Riesling Auslese Brauneberger Juffer

Riesling - 750ML
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JS 96 WA 96 WS 94
JS 96

jamessuckling.com, August 2020

A creamy-dreamy Auslese with a ton of super ripe white peaches and some tropical flowers that's still nimble on its feet. Long, pristine finish with a ton of minerality. Drink or hold.
WA 96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2020

The 2019 Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Auslese is coolish, precise and fresh on the stony and herbal nose with reductive and iodine notes. Lush and round on the palate, this is a highly refined and absolutely delicious...
WS 94

Wine Spectator, August 2021

There's a softness to this auslese, perhaps due to its lush texture, yet also a vibrant structure that defines the peach, mango and floral aromas and flavors. A savory, bouillon note adds detail on the lingering...


Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Riesling
Country Germany
Region Mosel Saar Ruwer
Sub-region Middle Mosel
Appellation Brauneberg
Sub-appellation Juffer Sonnenuhr
Vintage 2019
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 7.5%
Closure Cork

The 2019 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Auslese is a prominent white wine from the Mosel Saar Ruwer region in Germany, specifically the Middle Mosel sub-region and Brauneberg appellation. Produced by Fritz Haag, this Riesling features a relatively low alcohol content of 7.5% and is sealed with a traditional cork closure.

This wine has garnered high praise from professional reviewers, with James Suckling awarding it a score of 96. He describes it as a "creamy-dreamy Auslese" that boasts "a ton of super ripe white peaches and some tropical flowers" while maintaining a nimble quality. He further highlights its "long, pristine finish with a ton of minerality," suggesting that it can be enjoyed now or held for future consumption (jamessuckling.com, 8/11/2020).

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also rated this wine at 96, with the reviewer noting its "coolish, precise and fresh" nose that features "stony and herbal" characteristics along with "reductive and iodine notes." The palate is described as "lush and round," offering a "highly refined and absolutely delicious" experience with "fine raisin aromas." The review emphasizes the wine's "weightless yet intense and so sensual" nature, balanced by "highly delicate and mineral acidity." The reviewer considers this Auslese to be "most likely the best I have tasted from this vineyard" (Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 8/13/2020).

Wine Spectator awarded the wine a slightly lower score of 94 but still praised its qualities. The review mentions a "softness to this auslese," possibly due to its "lush texture," while also highlighting a "vibrant structure" that brings out "peach, mango and floral aromas and flavors." Additionally, a "savory, bouillon note" adds complexity to the "lingering aftertaste." Wine Spectator recommends enjoying this wine from 2024 through 2042 (Wine Spectator, 8/4/2021).

Overall, the 2019 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Auslese is a highly acclaimed wine, praised for its balance of lushness and minerality, with reviewers noting its potential for both immediate enjoyment and long-term aging.