91/100 Punkte Falstaff Deutschland Weinguide 2020 Schwungvolle und kräuterige Spontinoten, gelbe Frucht, Pfirsich und Hefe. Am Gaumen gut austariert, energiegeladen und dicht, schönes Spiel von Süße und Säure, sehr natürlich wirkend, mit Tiefe, die Schieferwürze und Mineralität sind unverwechselbar.
94/100 Punkte Robert Parker, December 2019 A very spicy delivery of riesling notes with cinnamon, cardamon, orange blossom and dried jasmine. Quite decadent and mouth-filling with a serious amount of concentration and length. The acidity colors in the coarse edges. An entirely unique wine with real personality. Drink now or hold.
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.
96/100 Punkte James Suckling, December 2019 Super fine and fresh for an Auslese with dainty flavors of rose apples and rose water, colored by bright dried lemons and limes. The medium sweetness, though perceptible and deep, is hardly a factor in this wine, as it#s threaded surreptitiously through racy acidity and a bright, lemon-pith texture. Drink now or hold.
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.
94/100 Punkte James Suckling, December 2019 Beautiful herbal complexity here, ranging from green peppers to green paprika, nutmeg, cloves and tea leaves. Otherwise, all the flavors are citrusy and bright. Fine, lemon-lime character drives long, aided by steely acidity. Touch of off-dryness on the finish. Drink now or hold.
91/100 Punkte Vinous April 2020 A penetratingly pungent and amazingly Muscat-like nose combines sage and oregano with orange blossom, apricot and tangerine. (There is still a faint chive-like post-fermentative, post-sulfuring note, but it isn#t disturbing.) The satiny, lusciously fruited midpalate gains invigorating and complementary counterpoint from zesty impingements of orange peel and hickory nut. Fifty grams of residual sugar are wholly supportive. The finish delivers lots of refreshment as well as a load of crushed stone.
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.