91 points! Ripe white peach and lychee on the nose and luscious palate are nicely complemented by accents of smoky black tea and piquant peach kernel. A silken feel and chalky sense of stone suffusion offer fascinating, site-typical contrast, leading to a lingering finish that harbors a hint of Winningen-typical anise and manages to deliver a surprising degree of sheer refreshment for a Riesling so unusually low in acidity. (For reasons explained in my coverage of this estate’s 2014s, the label here refers to Laubach in large script solely via the initial “L,” whereas Terroir Laubach” – as does “GG” elsewhere on the label – appears below that in minuscule print. The name in fact refers to a specific geological formation that is unusually high in active calcaire for the Mosel.) David Schildknecht, Vinous Media, January 2018.
92+ points.This offers a stunning even if still rather reduced nose of pear, grapefruit, start fruit, ginger and smoky elements. The wine is beautifully balanced on the palate, where creamy fruits are nicely wrapped into a hint of acidity and some superb mineral and herby elements. The delicately powerful aftertaste oozes refinement, under-toned freshness and multi-layered complexity. This is a gorgeous Uhlen L in the making and one with great upside potential as the wine further gains in elegance and harnesses its power with bottle age. 2021-2028+. Jean Fisch & David Rayer, Mosel Fine Wines October 2017.
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