88/100 Punkte Robert Parker March 2016 From 40- to 60-year-old vines in Leiwen and Longuich, the 2014 Riesling Alte Reben displays a bright and lemon-fresh bouquet with floral aromas. Intense, round and piquant, this is a pretty dense and juicy Riesling with nice salinity and structure in the finish. It is bottled with 10.5 grams of residual sugar and a stunning 12% alcohol, which gives it more power than necessary due to a light chatpalization. It has a good finish with a pregnant acidity and lingering ripe pear and lemon flavors.
90/100 Punkte Vinous June 2017 This cuvée from various old-vine parcels (largely in the Leiwener Klostergarten) reflects relatively early harvest dates to insure freshness. The feel is firm but polished, and there is a lovely sense of lift, even at slightly more than 12 percent alcohol. Fresh lime and orange are invigoratingly marked by their peels but more than brightly juicy enough to deliver consummate refreshment. Intimations of crushed stone begin on the nose, and the finish proves admirably transparent to alkaline and stony nuances as well as possessed of saliva-liberating salinity. Loewen left the wine on its lees well into spring and a portion of it was raised in cask.
88/100 Punkte Robert Parker March 2016 Formerly sold under the Carl Schmitt Wagner label, the 2014 Riesling Longuicher Herrenberg Kabinett offers a clear and precise bouquet with lemon and raisin aromas. Light and piquant on the palate, this is a lovely, stimulating and piquant, slightly salty Riesling from very old, ungrafted vines on red slate soils.
90/100 Punkte Vinous June 2017 From the ungrafted 1903 planting formerly farmed by Schmitt-Wagner (just not quite as old as the oldest in the Maximin Herrenberg section), this delivers site-typical lingonberry and fresh lime tinged with fresh ginger on a penetrating nose and tangy, juicy yet simultaneously subtly creamy palate. I was amazed to discover that it harbors 40 grams of residual sugar, as its sweetness is understated and perfectly integrated. The lusciously fruit-dominated finish is buoyant and refreshingly sustained. This may well pick up some complexity with bottle age, although it#s already hard to resist.
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.