Wine Advocate: “Orange blossom, lemon, smoky crushed stone, and pungent lavender are mingled with slight yeastiness in the nose of Weis’s 2007 Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Kabinett, whose relatively high 9% alcohol (a legacy of sheer ripeness) does not prevent it fulfilling its duty as Kabinett to be delicate and engagingly juicy. Fresh apple and a lick of salt in the penetrating, pungently zesty finish enhance the refreshment offered by an excellent value that will no doubt give pleasure for close to a decade.
Nik Weis declares 2007 “our finest vintage of all,” adding that 2001 comes closest in quality among years of recent memory. In all honesty, the last seven vintages here have been so studded with superlatives that I am happy to leave it to fate in bottle and the judgment of a generation that comes after me to pick a “best collection” from among them. Interestingly, both because of the opportunities for patience afforded by the vintage, and out of a continuing interest in capturing the essence of their great signature vineyard in different styles, the team here harvested the entire Laurentiuslay (save for a gold capsule Auslese and Beerenauslese picked out the day before) at one time, then turned that raw material into three very distinctive and outstanding Spatlesen.” 89/100 pts
Wine Spectator: “An attractive mix of peach, vanilla cream, spice and slate mark this racy Riesling. Turns crisp on the finish, so give this some cellar time to integrate. Best from 2010 through 2022. 1,800 cases made. –BS” 88/100 pts