Must have got this 30% off, fairly expensive half-bottle (hey, it's Germany!) compared to some icewine or Sauternes. Bottle has a glass closure. Pour reveals long aromas of deep maturing pale apricot-peach fruit.
Taste has that fruit, some mineral and a deep richness, hints of attractive brie flor mushroom-umami / bready yeast. Lightly sticky texture, honey, marmalade and ripe mandarins, just enough acidity to carry it.
Kind of flat unless cooled off to 15º C, will improve thusly. Probably not the best at doing anything, but it's still one of those wines worth trying.
Auslese means 'Selection'... 'a white wine of German origin or style made from selected bunches of grapes picked later than the general harvest.'
- WPAuslese (literal meaning: "selected harvest"; plural form is Auslesen) is a German language wine term for a late harvest wine and is a riper category than Spätlese in the Prädikatswein category of the Austrian and German wine classification. The grapes are picked from selected very ripe bunches in the autumn (late November-early December), and have to be hand-picked. Generally Auslese wine can be made in only the best harvest years that have been sufficiently warm. A small proportion of the grapes may be affected by noble rot in some regions although this never dominates the character of the wine...