“From an open, south-facing vineyard on red sandstone, the 2020 Roxheimer Höllenpfad Riesling trocken is pure but ripe and intense on the nose that reveals ripe and stewed apple aromas with a fine phenolic spiciness and reductive richness. Juicy-piquant and salty-crystalline on the palate, this is an intense yet very elegant and still slightly astringent dry Riesling with fine tannic grip and good tension. 12.5% alcohol. Tasted at the domain in July 2021.
Immich-Batterieberg Enkircher Ellergrub Riesling 2018, "Bottled two weeks before the tasting in late April this year, the 2018 Enkircher Ellergrub Riesling opens with a bouquet that is less clear and reminds me of the pungent effects of the suzukii fly in many 2014 Muscats, Gewürztraminers and even Pinot Gris, here intertwined with yeasty and oaky aromas. Mind, though, that 2018 did not cause any rot. Not fermented to fully dry (fermentation stopped at 10 grams of residual sugar), this is a fruity, sweetish and slightly tannic Riesling that seems to be in the middle of nowhere at this embryonal stage. It is difficult to say where it is going from here, but there is substance, grip and expression—elegance, finesse or stimulation still have to be developed." - David Schildknecht, Vinous
Tasted as a cask sample in August 2021, Loosen’s 2020 Graacher Himmelreich GG Alte Reben is precise and intense, well concentrated and ripe but fresh and provided with lemon notes. Lush and elegant on the palate, this is a rich and powerful, well structured, crystalline, persistently salty, complex and powerful Riesling with great tension.- Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate