Lauer, Peter 2011 Saar Ayler Kupp Riesling Fass 6 'Senior'
The 2011 Senior is just barely off-dry, and is marked as such by Florian Lauer with his 'TF" symobl, representing "Trocken bis Feinherb," which roughly translates to dry, heading slightly to off-dry. It comes from mostly old vines to the west of the "Alte Neuenberg" section of the Ayler Kupp. It's made in a much more approachable, friendlier style than the 2010 and is really drinking well right now. Normal Saar-citrus tones are enhanced with cool, blue-slate mineral tones and fiery, red cassis notes as well. Wonderfully balanced, very focused and finishes dry with a sense of bright, round, juicy fruit. -jfr