93/100 Punkte Falstaff November 2019 In der Nase Dreifruchtkonfitüre, sehr fruchtig, dazu Sauerkirsche und etwas Hollunderbeere. Am Gaumen wunderschöne Sauerkirsche, saftig, dicht, feines Tannin, feine Kubebenpfefferwürze im langen Abgang.
94/100 Punkte Robert Parker August 2019 Cariñena Blanca has finally been added to the registry of varieties in Spain, which means it should soon be allowed by the Priorat appellation, so they could start putting it on the labels of the 2018 Planetes de Nin Carinyena Blanca. This fermented and matured in used 300-liter oak barrels for seven months. It's 13% alcohol and has a pH of 3.2 with 6.5 grams of acidity (tartaric); they struggled to get the minimum 13% alcohol required by the appellation, as the year was very cold and they lost a lot of grapes waiting for the alcohol level. It's a year with lots of freshness, and the wine, which feels really young and undeveloped, needs some time in the glass to open up. This is an exceptional year that is going to develop slowly in bottle. The palate is vibrant, focused and dry, with citrus freshness and a mineral finish. 1,948 bottles were filled in April 2018.
92/100 Punkte Wine Spectator Feb 2020 Juicy acidity balances a rich texture in this big white. Nectarine, peach and lime flavors are ripe yet fresh. Heather and sea breeze notes linger on the finish. Shows concentration and structure. Albariño, Caiño and Loureiro. Drink now through 2026.
91/100 Punkte Robert Parker June 2019 The 2018 Ritsch Riesling Auslese displays a yellow-golden citrus color and a ripe, intense and aromatic bouquet of lush stone fruits and delicate slate aromas. Lush and sweet on the palate, this is a charming, piquant and salty Riesling with remarkable finesse but quite a bit of residual sugar (around 90 grams per liter). The finish is precise, very clear and stimulatingly crystalline and salty. Tasted from tank one day before bottling in April 2019.
91/100 Punkte Falstaff Weinguide 2019/20 Helles Gelbgrün, Silberreflexe. Reife gelbe Tropenfrucht, zart nach Papaya und Maracuja, feiner Blütenhonig, mit einem mineralischen Touch unterlegt. Saftig, elegant, extraktsüßer Kern, feiner Säurebogen, weiße Fruchtnuancen im Abgang, gute Länge, bereits sehr gut antrinkbar.
90/100 Punkte Robert Parker June 2019 From higher and cooler plots on red slate, the 2018 Longuicher Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett offers a very clear, elegant and intensely aromatic nose of ripe white stone fruits and crushed stones. From vines up to 100+ years old, this is a lush, piquant and salty Riesling with good grip and unashamed juicy, aromatic fruit. This 2018 tickles the tongue and reveals remarkable finesse. Bottled in March this year with 9.5% alcohol and less than 50 grams of residual sugar. Tasted in April 2019.
91/100 Punkte Robert Parker June 2019 From the village of Rivas de Tereso/Labastida, the 2018 Blanco de Sierra de Toloño comes from different plots and is mostly Viura. It has a salty minerality and the freshness from this northern and cooler zone. Despite a very late harvest in mid-October, the wine is only 12.5%, and it's bottled without malolactic, kept in stainless steel with the lees, which are stirred until bottling. It's fruit-driven with notes of pear and waxy apples, a bit shy and with very good acidity and freshness. It should develop further complexity with a little more time in bottle. 9 ,000 bottles produced. It was bottle in March 2019.
93/100 Punkte James Suckling July 2019 There#s an apple and pear mix here that has fresh allure on the nose and delivers a zippy and attractively fresh palate that has good weight, flesh and a gently creamy, apple sorbet-like finish. Drink now.