GCL-105

Leiwener Laurentiuslay Riesling Spatlese, Loewen

Producer:
Vintage:
2016
Country:
Germany
Region:
Mosel
Appellation:
Mosel
Variety:
Riesling
Color:
White
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic
Import Partner:
Terry Theise

Tasting Notes

This is the best German wine on our core-list, and one of the great classic Mittelmosel Spätlesen. You pronounce it lorerentyuse-lie, and this very old vineyard (at least 80 and some over 100) has never undergone flurbereinigung because the citizens of Leiwen voted it down as too expensive. So the vineyard shows its original little terraces and walls. This ’15 was surprisingly backward, though the potential exists for a masterpiece, with its vanilla pear opulence over a firm earthy structure and an almost imposing length. — Terry Theise

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Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
91
Date:
2017-04-30