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2016 Heymann-Lowenstein Kirchberg Riesling Grosses Gewachs
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- ABV 13.5%
- Closure: Stelvin
A dramatic and complex dry Mosel Riesling even if it has done some malolactic fermentation (there's a hint of butter which ought to integrate with bottle age). Lots of green chilli aroma alongside the ripe fruit, then the spicy finish kicks in and leaves you in no doubt. Better from 2018 through 2035.
Stuart Pigott - jamessuckling.com
All the wines from this producer are darker than most. Funkissimo on the nose. Sort of burnished gold nose. Very dry finish. And masses to chew on in the middle. SO different from the other wines in this collection! Lip-smacking and satisfying. Though relatively low in acidity. These are wines you need a knife and fork for.
White peach, mirabelle and lime inform an enticing nose and silken palate, and hints of cocoa powder and coffee add a sense of roasted richness. Yet, for all that, the lusciously long finish remains refreshingly juicy and remarkably transparent to stony and smoky nuances. Given its soft overall impression, I suspect this will not be one of those Heymann-Löwenstein bottlings worth holding for a decade or more. As is the case with other wines in the present collection, 13% alcohol does not engender any heat or heaviness; on the contrary, there is even some sense of buoyancy. It’s striking how different this wine from crumbly red slate is from the corresponding Stolzenberg, grown cheek-by-jowl but on unusually compact blue slate.
David Schildknecht - Vinous
This offers a beautifully aromatic nose of fresh herbs, fine spices and smoke. The wine proves nicely balanced and elegant, with a great creamy feel of herbs and fine spices coming through on the palate. The finish is beautifully long and elegant, with nice presence and elegance in the delicately full-bodied finish. 2019-2028.
Jean Fisch & David Rayer - Mosel Fine Wines