Age-worthy Excellence from Robert Weil, Wittmann, and Fritz Haag.
Wine Enthusiast’s Cellar Selections consists of a collection of highly sought-after wines that will reward with cellaring, but can also be enjoyed now. The 2023 edition of the Top 100 list emphasizes wines that prioritize consistency and structure over bolder flavors. These wines offer an opportunity for exploration and discovery, at moderate prices that cater to a diverse consumer set.
The list showcases producers from around the world, providing readers with an excellent shopping list and guide to wines that are worth the wait. Among the Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2023, Robert Weil, Wittmann, and Fritz Haag Rieslings have been recognized by Wine Enthusiast for their exceptional quality and age-worthiness.
Founded in 1875, Weingut Robert Weil is considered to be one of the Rheingau’s younger wine estates. Today the estate carries on the tradition of uncompromising, quality-oriented vineyard and cellar practices.
2021 Robert Weil Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese
#28 out of 100 – 98 points
“Incredible unctuousness, this is complex and ethereal. Creamy in texture, yet elegant and vibrant thanks to its powerful acidity. It shows intensely concentrated notes of apricot marmalade, honey, caramelized pear and vanilla spice. Picks up a smoky note on the finish, but leaving the essence of apricot to linger endlessly. The pinnacle of the world’s best sweet wines.” Visit the 2020 Trockenbeerenauslese product page.
The Wittmann family has been growing grapes and producing wine since 1663. They were early adopters of organic and biodynamic viticulture developing a full-bodied and well-balanced Riesling style the region is known for.
2021 Wittmann Morstein Riesling GG
#50 out of 100 – 95 points
“This is quite closed still, but it does allow for a sneak peek to what is going to become with some cellaring. Lemon verbena on the nose opens it up to the flavors of Meyer lemon, quince, Bosc pear and white raspberry. The acidity is firm and makes a heavy imprint at the moment, but when coupled with the texture, it leaves a harmonious impression. The finish is very persistent. There is a lot of wine here—you just need to peel off the layers.” Visit the 2021 Morstein Riesling GG product page.
Fritz Haag produces Rieslings that cover the full style spectrum, from dry to sweet, with pronounced acidity and mineral elegance that are among the finest wines the Mosel region has to offer.
2021 Fritz Haag Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese
#94 out of 100 – 95 points
“Silky and suave, it features gorgeous notes of acacia honey, violet and mineral that frame the juicy core of nectarine, mango and passion fruit. It is pretty concentrated, yet graceful and shows great definition, partly because of its acidity, that flows almost unnoticeably before its emergency toward the finish, where it leaves your mouth watering after a wave of spice and floral notes.” Visit the 2021 Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese product page.