The 2018 Scharzhofberger Auslese (AP #11) –Gold Capsule– is still covered by a layer of SO2, but flinty-mineral notes along with concentrated, terribly fresh and precise fruit already shine through. Lush and generous on the palate, with a crystalline structure, this is a persistent Auslese with great energy and lingering salinity. It is made from perfectly dry botrytis, which gives a radiant, highly precise and fresh Auslese of great class. The grapes for this AP #11 were picked a couple of days later than those for the Auslese #9. Tasted in June 2019.