Wine Advocate: “Picked on October 10 and 11, the 2014 Enkircher Ellergrub Riesling Spätlese offers a lovely, clear and open, slate-like (think of wet slate in summer) and aromatic, slightly tropical (pineapple) flavored bouquet; this leads to a sweet and piquant, very juicy and grippy palate, with a long and expressive finish. This is terroir-driven and well structured Spätlese with a tension-filled and salty finish. Very promising.
The alcohol levels are moderate in 2014, which is what makes this a typical Mosel vintage with filigreed structured wines. Harvest started on October 2 and was finished ten days later, whereas still in 2007, the harvest took four weeks. Weiser-Künstler did not produce any predicate above Spätlese in 2014. The family cultivates a total of three hectares, all in top vineyards such as in Enkirch Steffensberg, Zeppwingert and Ellergrub, in Traben the Geispfad and in Wolf the Sonnenlay. From all of the producers in the Middle Mosel, Konstantin Weiser handcrafts the lightest and most delicate Rieslings. If you like the Ruwer style of Maximin Grünhaus, Weiser-Künstler could be an exciting new discovery for you.” 92+/100 pts
Mosel Fine Wines (David Rayer and Jean Fisch): “Harvested ad 90-92 Oechsle , this hugely complex wine delivers a great and delicately exotic nose of apricot, peach, passion fruit and grapefruit. This aromatic exuberance carries tight over the palate, where juicy acidity brings the necessary freshness and liveliness. The finish is delicately creamy, yet irresistibly playful despite a full 70 g/l of residual sugar. This is a little stunner of Spätlese in the making 2024-2044” 93/100 pts
Vinous: “Whether bone dry, off-dry or overtly sweet, the Weiser-Künstler wines are characterized by energy, levity and clarity. Gentle handling of the young wines with minimal filtration and modest levels of sulfur all no doubt play positive roles. But there can be little question that the decisive factors are meticulousness in the vineyards – featuring creative and labor-intensive variations on organic viticulture – and the choice of parcels, many of whose vines are nearly old enough to recall the Fin de Siècle era when this stretch of Mosel enjoyed a reputation rivaled by few others.” 6/22/2017