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2015 Heymann-Lowenstein Uhlen Roth Lay Riesling Grosses Gewachs
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- ABV 13%
- Closure: Stelvin
An enticing nose of fennel pollen, coriander, white peach and kumquat sets the stage for a silken-textured, expansive palate at once lush and piquant. The piquant elements are woven glowingly into the long-lasting finish here so as to maximize invigoration while avoiding outright bitterness, while green herbal essences lend a cooling aura. Underlying wet stone acts as a Mosel signature, and subtle salinity serves for saliva-inducement. I last tasted this from both casks of it in September 2016, and have tried to do justice to a composite impression in a single tasting note. The wine was due to have been bottled in the spring of 2017. (Note that a large letter “R” will once again stand in for “Roth Lay” on this wine’s label, but beneath that is written in tiny letters “Schieferformation Roth-Lay.” And the initials that signify Grosses Gewächs, as with Löwenstein’s other wines and for reasons indicated in my introduction, will appear in almost infinitesimally small print.)
David Schildknecht - vinous.com
Tasted from the barrel and still dusty in its ripe golden color, the 2015 Riesling Uhlen R 'VDP Grosse Lage' (which is always bottled late) combines super ripe, rich and intense tropical fruit aromas (pineapples) with the spicy flavors of red (iron-rich) slate. The palate, however, is stunningly pure and finessed, highly elegant and almost light whereas the finish is very long, full of salt, grip and tension. A great promise!
Stephan Reinhardt - RobertParker.com #229 (Mar 2017)
We tasted the three different casks which will make out the final Uhlen R. While there are differences in structure and mouth-feel between the casks, all casks offers a similarly gorgeous nose of candied grapefruit, yellow peach, wet stones and fine dried spices. The wine is beautifully well balanced on the palate, marrying aromatic precision with silky smoothness and delicately tickly zest as fruit and minerals coat the palate. The finish is beautifully pure and multi-layered. There is huge potential here if the wine’s presence and finesse will make it into the bottle and shine through at maturity. 2020-2030
Jean Fisch and David Rayer - Mosel Fine Wines