2017 Carl Loewen Leiwener Laurentiuslay Riesling Spätlese Mosel

SKU #1407891 95 points James Suckling

 A breathtaking Spätlese! Succulent and vibrant with a bright acidity, carrying the long and super clean finish. Better from 2020, but it shows enormous aging potential.  (6/2018)

93 points John Gilman

 This wine hails from a parcel of one hundred year-old, ungrafted vines in the Laurentiuslay vineyard in Leiwen and was fermented and raised in fuder. The 2017 is twelve percent alcohol and carries eight grams per liter of residual sugar. This is absolutely superb on both the nose and palate, with the bouquet offering up scents of sweet grapefruit, tart orange, wild yeasts, a beautiful base of slate, citrus peel and a nice touch of lemongrass in the upper register. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, suave and complex, with excellent balance and grip, snappy, ripe acids and superb length and grip on the focused and racy finish. A lovely wine. (Drink between 2021-2050)  (6/2018)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2017 Laurentiuslay Riesling Spätlese is discreet and floral with hazelnut notes on the delicate yet subtly intense nose. Lush and piquant on the palate, this is a sweet, concentrated, well-structured yet finessed and persistently salty Laurentiuslay with a long, seriously firm finish. Excellent and with great aging potential. Tasted in April 2019. (SR)  (6/2019)

K&L Notes

90 points Mosel Fine Wines: "AP: 14 18. The 2017er Leiwener Laurentiuslay Spätlese develops a broad and delicately creamy nose made of white peach, apricot blossom, white flowers, ginger and some smoky slate. The wine proves full-bodied on the succulent and juicy palate, where riper fruits such as apricot underline the beautiful creamy nature of this Auslese in all but name. The finish is light and slightly diffuse at this early stage. This will gain in presence with some bottle age and could ultimately surprise us all, especially as it gains in focus and zest. 2027-2042." (06/2018)

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