2014 Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhur Riesling Spatlese
The 2014 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese (AP #20) offers a nice flinty flavor intermixed with ripe Riesling aromas. Racy and piquant on the palate, but also rich and very juicy, with the sweetness well masked by the piquant and racy nature. I find this Spätlese pretty young and would cellar it for at least seven or more years. Drink 2023 - 2030.
Stephan Reinhardt - Wine Advocate (Mar 2016)
Brown spices, vanilla and lime zest accent the tangy fresh apple fruit of this buoyant yet mouth-filling and subtly creamy bottling. Significant residual CO2 adds to the stimulation of a juicy, judiciously sweet finish. I find the delicacy and clarity of the corresponding Kabinett marginally more appealing today, though this Spätlese should become more interesting with time and hold its allure longer. Drink 2016 - 2024.
David Schildknecht - Vinous
Lush, with a creamy texture and flavors of gooseberry, glazed apricot and apple cobbler, matched to spicy notes. The honey-accented finish has some minerally hints. Drink now through 2013.
Kim Marcus - Wine Spectator
Touches of exotic spice and crushed minerals lend complexity to sun-kissed peach and melon flavors in this medium-sweet Riesling. It's punchy and spry, full of high-toned acidity and lift, but finishes long, lean and elegant. It's youthful and exuberant now, but should continue to meld beautifully through at least 2027.
Anna Lee C. Iijima - Wine Enthusiast