Wine Advocate (David Schildknecht): “Apple jelly, pineapple, mint, magnolia, and a pungent nip of incense in the nose of Weis’s 2007 Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Auslese lead to a palate delicate even by the standards of the vintage. Yet here too, there is a flattering creaminess of texture, as well as deep nut oil richness and savory, saline, crustacean, and crushed stone mineral expressions that remind me of grand cru Chablis. The finish here is almost endlessly fascinating and the wine’s sweetness perfectly judged. As in the case of corresponding Ockfener, Weis relates that the high ripeness here came virtually without any botrytis. This wine too deserves to be cellared – complex and impeccably-balanced though it is now – and given that there are around 3,000 bottles, and at a remarkably reasonable price for its quality, this wine should go on the shopping list of any lover of age-worthy sweet Mosel Riesling.
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.” 94/100 pts