2009 St. Urbans-Hof Leiwener Laurentiuslay Riesling Grosses Gewächs

29.99

Wine Spectator: 90-93/100
Michael Schmidt: 17.5/20
Wine Advocate: 90/100

“The spontaneous fermentation notes of the 2009 have been tamed to allow some attractive aromas of citrus and yellow fruit to shine. Very fresh and concentrated flavour of a melange of citrus fruit is well supported by mouthwatering acidity and a minerally bite. Full bodied but not overpowering, with excellent length.”

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Professional reviews:

Michael Schmidt (Jancisrobinson.com): “The spontaneous fermentation notes of the 2009 have been tamed to allow some attractive aromas of citrus and yellow fruit to shine. Very fresh and concentrated flavour of a melange of citrus fruit is well supported by mouthwatering acidity and a minerally bite. Full bodied but not overpowering, with excellent length. (MS)” 17.5/20 pts

Wine Spectator: “The Laurentiuslay is a warm, dry site producing full, round and spicy Rieslings. It was planted in 1951. Usually made in a drier style, the 2009 is actually dry, with about 8.0 to 8.5 grams per liter of residual sugar. Its fragrant nose and flavor profile evokes savory herbs, lime, nectarine and peach. There is lovely balance, with good cut, freshness and a juicy character, ending in a long finish” 90-93/100 pts

Wine Advocate (David Schildknecht): “The St. Urbans-Hof 2009 Leiwener Laurentiuslay Riesling Grosses Gewachs smells alluringly of nut pastes, quince, pear, honeysuckle, and orange blossom. Ample, with palpable underlying density, and subtly mealy in texture, this 12.5% alcohol dry Riesling evinces at least some superficial resemblance to a Loire Chenin, even as it also exhibits characteristics typical for its site. There is a distinctively stone-licking sense in the finish that sets off the fruit and nut oils as well as sets up some sense of dynamic call-and-response. “We observe with regret,” asserts Weis, “the tendency of Germany’s Grosse Gewachse to become ever more uniform, with the same relatively high alcohol and similar fruit expression.” That said, nobody will never know in what ways this wine might have been even more distinctive had it fermented spontaneously and finished with slightly higher residual sugar as did the other “dry” wines of the present collection. It will be very interesting to see whether this can hold its own with some of the other top-notch dry Laurentiuslay bottlings (whether legally trocken or halbtrocken) that the team here has turned out this past decade. Certainly one will be safe following it for at least 4-5 years.” 90/100 pts

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Mosel

Jaargang

2009

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Grosses Gewächs

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