91/100 Punkte Falstaff Weinguide Deutschland 2019 Kräuterwürzige Spontinoten, aber kultiviert vorgetragen, verhaltene Frucht, Hefe, noch etwas verschlossen. Dicht am Gaumen mit mitreißendem Zug und Spannung, dosierte Stoffigkeit in einem schlanken Körper, salzig und mineralisch akzentuiert, ganz viel Mosel.
94/100 Punkte James Suckling June 2018 More floral and herbal than fruity. This needs a year or two to open up and give its best. However, it has an impressive concentration and an iron-firm core already. A long and subtle finish. Better from 2019.
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.
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.
95/100 Punkte James Suckling, June 2018 Pump up the volume! Rich and deep with a kaleidoscope of aromas ranging from exotic fruit to berries and herbs. A very dry, dangerously refreshing finish. Drink or hold.
91/100 Punkte Robert Parker April 2017 The 2015 Riesling Leiwener Laurentiuslay Spätlese is clear and smoky on the nose and displays a ripe but fresh, precise and pretty complex flavor. Full-bodied, intense and very elegant this is a well structured and salty Spätlese with very fine acidity and lingering piquancy. Very stimulating. Should be an excellent gastronomic wine in 5-10 years, and still in 20 years, when it will taste significantly drier than today.
92/100 Punkte Vinous June 2017 Fennel, tarragon, sassafras and orange peel make for an at once pungently bittersweet but also subtly cooling aromatic and flavor profile, to which ripe pear and hints of vanilla backed by a creamy texture add an allure reminiscent of Wehlener Sonnenuhr. The buoyant, lusciously fruited finish offers plenty of zesty and piquant counterpoint as well as transparency to a vivid wet stone undertone.
95/100 Punkte James Suckling June 2018 A breathtaking Spätlese! Succulent and vibrant with a bright acidity, carrying the long and super clean finish. Better from 2020, but it shows enormous aging potential.