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2016 Heymann-Lowenstein Rottgen Riesling Grosses Gewachs
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- ABV 13.5%
- Closure: Stelvin
This makes me think of the first pineapples that reached Europe andwere more highly-prized than any other fruits. Very concentrated and ripe, but not at all heavy this is a luscious dry Mosel Riesling that great energy and originality.Drink through 2040.
Stuart Pigott - jamessuckling.com
Very fresh and lively on the nose. Big, bold and broad on the palate. Lots of texture and bravado. Open already.
White peach, fig, muskmelon and lime are sitetypically accented with anise and smoky black tea on an effusive nose and a luscious, lush, silkentextured palate. One finds not only smokiness and chalky stone infusion but also a tingling sense of crystalline mineral impingement to the animated, long-lasting, mouthwateringly salt-tinged finish. “I’m really very, very satisfied with this,” noted Löwenstein, “as it comes close to my ideal of ripe, even tropical fruit combined with a cooling, minerally finish. In the past,” he added, “my Röttgen was often quite baroque and very broad due to botrytis influence and a few too many shrivelled berries, whereas now we have finesse, while preserving the strength of Röttgen.” I can’t disagree with that assessment.
David Schildknecht - Vinous
This proves still rather reduced and only gradually reveals a beautiful nose made of grapefruit zest underpinned by a hint of passion fruit and fruit salad on the nose, all nicely wrapped into mineral and herby elements. The wine dances on the palate and leaves a medium-bodied and beautifully elegant and persistent feel of smoke and minerals in the delicately fruity even if slightly powerful finish. Despite the touch of power, the wine remains delightfully balanced right into the long after-taste. There is quite some upside here as the wine further gains in elegance and harnesses its power with bottle age. 2021-2036.
Jean Fisch & David Rayer - Mosel Fine Wines