"Wine Spectator 96 points: "A completely seductive and appealing '01 spätlese. Seamless and airy in texture, yet layered with peach, citrus and mineral aromas and flavors enmeshed in the delicate frame. Lovely finish. Drink now through 2015. 1,500 cases made. –BS" (03/31/2003).
Robert Parker 94 points: "Aromas of candied limes, smoky slate, and white pepper are found in the explosive nose of the 2001 Riesling Spatlese Wehlener Sonnenuhr. A sultry, seductive wine, it luxuriously slathers the taster's palate with rich, yet focused, layers of juicy lemons, red cherries, currants, blueberries, limes, and pears. Notes of candied raspberries make an appearance in this exceptional offering's unbelievably long finish. Pure, elegant, powerful, deep, and densely packed, it should get even better with cellaring. Projected maturity: 2007-2020+." (Wine Advocate #144).