93 points Mosel Fine Wines
"The 2017er Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett was harvested early at 82° Oechsle. It offers a gorgeous nose of grapefruit, apricot, under-ripe pineapple, citronella, yuzu, ginger cream and smoke. The wine is quite rich at first on the palate, which is driven by ripe yellow fruits. Yet, a most animating, racy and energetic acidity kicks in and makes for a refined and focused finish. This is a gorgeous fruity-styled in the making!"
92+ points John Gilman
"The 2017 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett from Dirk and Constantin Richter is utterly classic and will age long and gracefully. The pure and vibrant nose jumps from the glass in a blend of pear, white cherry, a lovely base of slate minerality, a dollop of wild yeasts, incipient notes of vanilla bean and a topnote of spring flowers. On the palate the wine is pure, medium bodied and light on its feet, with fine filigree and focus, ripe, vibrant acids and a long, complex and weightless finish. Classic Kabinett from one of Germany’s greatest terroirs."
"A delicate fragrance of green and citrus fruit is well supported by a cooling mineral influence. On the palate this really is a classic Mosel Kabinett with zesty fruit, invigorating acidity and fine spicy and herbal notes on the finish. The Sonnenuhr Kabinett proves that you can get filigree, racy and generous expression in one and the same wine. 17/20 points. (MS)"
Vinous Reverie Notes
This vineyard produces very elegant, minerally and refined wines. The steep stony, dark grey slate vineyard is situated on the right hand of the Mosel river, and faces south-southwest. Rieslings from this vineyard are known for their longevity and ageing potential. Vines are extremely old (up to 100 years) and ungrafted.