What the press is saying
about the 2017 vintage

Schieferterrassen: "ripe, properly dry and silky at the long finish". (93!) - von blauem Schiefer: "very straight, almost steely palate, but a long and complex, mineral finish". (92) - Kirchberg GG: "the palate it's already succulent and racy with an intense wet-stone character". (93) - Stolzenberg GG: "Lots of smoke and spice, plus a hint of something wild in this deep and concentrated wine". (95) - Röttgen GG: "plenty of pineapple and lemon zest...may start out quite creamy, but then it turns firm and seriously mineral". (94) - Uhlen Blaufüsser Lay GG: "Very concentrated, but the most filigree... lemon and mint... a hint of peach. Very long finish that feels almost weightless". (95) - Uhlen Laubach GG: "unbelievably ripe yet subtle wine, which glides over the palate into an incredibly complex finish that you could spend hours studying". (97) - Schieferterrassen Beerenauslese: "Tons of mandarin-orange character is married to lively acidity, creating a bold and luscious but very clean and precisely delineated whole". (95) - Röttgen Beerenauslese: "A cornucopia of yellow-fruit aromas ... a super-succulent ... also has brilliant acidity that turns the very long, vibrant finish into a firework display of flavor". (97) Stuart Pigott, www.jamessuckling.com

Heymann-Löwenstein once again delivers a convincing range of sensational, terroir-driven GGs brimming with finesse and the singular character of their vineyard. At 18/20 points, Röttgen is the coolest and most clarion GG in the entire range. With a razor-sharp focus and extreme minerality, it seems chiseled straight out of this most dizzying vineyard in all of Germany... and yet the Uhlen Laubach (18+) and the impressive Blaufüsser Lay (18.5/20) still reach another dimension. A Riesling of complex aromatics, redolent with stony, mineral spice, seemingly hewn from the same blue slate in which it grows. " Giuseppe Lauria, Weinwisser

Calling the Röttgen from Heymann-Löwenstein 'typical' would be gross understatement. It's more like trying out a salt lick. Pure craggy cliffs, enormous grip and momentum and a vibrant acidity. Uhlen Laubach d elivers a similar style, albeit perhaps slightly tauter. Dirk Würtz, wuertz-wein.de

Kirchberg yeasty, juicy, ripe, slightly oily, earthy minerality and tobacco, with creaminess, grip and fair warmth, with bitter nuances. Stolzenberg falls on the dried leaves/herbal side, almost tobacco, loads of minerality, grippy, with a distinctive creaminess and warmth as well as a somewhat darker characteristic. Röttgen somewhat reductive, while remaining light, unruly, somewhat dark, warm and a touch of sweetness, with a broad mineral-driven foundation. Blaufüsser Lay is taut, with an herbal-minerality, here too that reductiveness, still a bit closed on the palate, vegetal tones, may well be too young for tasting. Laubach is taut, juicy, austere, a savory minerality, somewhat herbal, tobacco, depth, loads of grip, long, still a bit wild, but very, very good. www.wein-plus.de, Markus Hofschuster

Heymann-Löwenstein has harvested an incredible palette of GGs, most notably the Röttgen with its straight-forward, almost opulent body and savory acidity that captivates. But the Löwensteins ultimate sublimity is the Uhlen-Blaufüsser Lay with its incredible tension between acidity and tropical fruit (94), while the Uhlen-Laubach is lacking that otherworldly tautness. In spite of this: these wines are all masterpieces: singular, authentic, rare, unlike anything else in the world. Those who juxtapose Heymann-Löwenstein’s simple GGs from Kirchberg (91) and Stolzenberg (92) with these extreme wines may perhaps be disappointed. But that would be an unfair comparison. These Rieslings are breathtaking on their own, just like his airy terraces rising far above the Mosel. www.weinkenner.de

It’s well worth it this year to focus your attention on the Mosel, Saar and Ruwer. There is of course Roman Niewodniczanski, but also Schloss Lieser, Heymann-Löwenstein (one with 95 points, two with 94 points) and Maximin Grünhaus (95 and 94 points) with compelling portfolios from start to finish. The best Mosel wines vibrate with a d ynamic tension: the interplay of freshness, cool fruits, racy minerality and a savory acidity www.meininger.de

about the 2016 vintage

Quintessential Mosel! We love the Schieferterrassen: golden yellow in the glass, fine yeast-laced aromas, soft texture and dense savory herbal notes, with a grippy, well integrated acidity and juicy, satisfying extracts. A Riesling can’t possibly offer much more." Gault & Millau

An unbelievable spectacle achieved within the slate canyon that forms the ‘high north’ of the German winegrowing region. Rieslings of radiant fruitiness, eccentric minerality, bizarre saltiness... 2016 Uhlen Laubach: Smoky aromas, with accents of hyacinth and marzipan. Salty, crunchy fruit and dynamic slate, 3D flavor explosion. Tremendous.” At 98 points, this wine ranks in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung’s Top 4 for the 2016 vintage in Germany. FAZ, Fabian und Cornelius Lange

Wine Advocate: __Pinot Noir vom Schiefer (89). beautifully fine, refreshing acidity, mineral crystallinity and a pretty long, intense and tightly structured finish with notes of sour cherries and redcurrant __Schieferterrassen (89) ripe and flinty on the nose, spicy and piquant, with lingering salinity and intense fruit on the palate __Von blauem Schiefer (91) pure and flinty on the nose and palate, juicy fruit, good power and piquant-mineral acidity, This is enormously piquant and lush __Kirchberg (91) super ripe and flinty on the nose, with caramelly aromas. Pure, fresh and mineral, with a fine, mineral structure and lingering salinity __Stolzenberg (92) super clear, deep and flinty on the nose, seriously complex, intensity and piquant, mineral acidity. The finish is long, tensioned and salty, with grip and a persistent finish __Röttgen (93) pure and flinty, bright fruit and mineral aromas, piquant, fresh and well structured as well as intense and persistent with cacao flavors in the finish, terribly fresh and piquant, remarkable __Uhlen B (93+) pure, fresh and rich at the same time, with flinty aromas on the nose. Full-bodied, precise and piquant on the palate, elegant, fresh and salty…with a lot of tension and length, powerful,long __Uhlen L (93) shows licorice, flinty and bright fruit aromas, juicy, piquant and tensioned on the palate, intense and complex, lush and intense fruit, the finish is long and promising __Uhlen R (93-94) a flinty-mineral, very deep, precise and flinty bouquet, on the palate tensioned, very mineral and energetic with lingering salinity, Full-bodied and full of tension, very promising R. Parker Wine Advocate, S.Reinhardt

Uhlen Blaufüsser Lay took first place in the “Top Eleven” with 96 points. “Radiant, pale gold, lovely nose, white peach, pineapples, fresh herbal aromas, marjoram, sage; dense, powerful, yet tense, polished tannins, creamy, slatey minerality, incredible length.” Uhlen Laubach with 95/100. “Pineapples, delicate aromas, candied citrus fruits, bergamot, extremely juicy, natural interplay of sweetness and acidity, fine-grained tannins, smooth slately minerality.” meiningers sommelier, Sacha Speicher

Kirchberg 93pt: "dramatic and complex", Uhlen Blaufüßer Lay 94pt: "great combination of ripeness with racy freshness", Röttgen 95pt: "Very concentrated and ripe,great energy and originality", Uhlen Laubach 96pt: "makes you feel that you are floating on the clouds that hang in the Mosel Valley". jamessuckling.com, Stuart Pigott

Uhlen Blaufüßer Lay: 94 points. “Dense, powerful, yet with incredible tension,” followed by 93 points each for Kirchberg, “minerality, raw texture”, Röttgen: “Lovely, fresh aromas, great body, green tea, fine tannins” and Uhlen Laubach: “Very delicate aromas, extremely delicate, smooth slatey minerality”. . WeinWirtschaft 18/2017

Heymann-Löwenstein’s wines are leaders in their class. Kirchenberg (92+), Röttgen (92+). Uhlen "Blaufüsser Lay" (93). Tremendous potential, concentrated and complex flavors” and with 94+ points, Uhlen "Laubach” earns itself a place in the top 3 best wines of the vintage. . vinbladet.dk, Lars Dalgaard

Huffington Post lauds Uhlen Laubach as one of two Mosel wines ‘with heart and soul.’ It “charms with deep, herbal spices flanked by delicate white peach notes.” Huffintonpost.de, Markus Vahlefeld

Some 98-99+ points for the Röttgen, whose power and complexity is showing even better than during the barrel tasting. Following right on its heels comes the Laubach, a wine I perpetually underestimate at barrel tastings. Although Roth Lay is still in the barrel, if you stack it up against Röttgen and Laubach it’s sure to achieve 100 points. Löwenstein is one of those wines whose clarity and precision show better in the bottle than in the barrel. Incredible!” H.Lobenberg, blog.gute-weine.de

One of the “10 Best German Rieslings — taut and spicy, concentrated and dense” — 2016 Röttgen earns the top stop as a “powerful surprise from the terrace Mosel, with a gorgeous spiciness.” W.Faßbender, Neue Züricher Zeitung

Heymann-Löwenstein makes a statement with his formidable line-up of GG wines and a recognizable return to greater nuance and terroir. The most cool and clarion of all the GG wines is the Uhlen Röttgen — its stony minerality suggests at every turn that it was hewn from Germany's most vertigo-inducing vineyard, while the Blaufüsser Lay and Uhlen Laubach add an extra dimension to the discussion.” 17.5 points for Kirchberg, 18.5 points each for Röttgen, Uhlen Blaufüßer Lay and Uhlen Laubach. Giuseppe Lauria, Weinwisser

The wine-growing region Mosel-Saar-Ruwer is led by the impressive range of Heymann-Löwenstein wines: Röttgen offers incredible momentum, and the visionary Uhlen easily earns its 95-97 points, like liquid dreams from wild fairy tales.” Nikolas Rechenberg, www.nikos-weinwelten.de

With his Uhlen Laubach, Heymann-Löwenstein presents a convincing argument for the wild and thrilling side of the Mosel.” Bonner General-Anzeiger, C.Fischer und C. Maurer

BAt the "BerlinRieslingCup,” the prestigious, annual blind tasting by wine freaks, the top four wines each hit 93 points — the Uhlen Laubach among them. BerlinRieslingCup

Highly elegant wines with finely detailed terroir nuances.” With its “delicate herbal aromas and flinty spice,” Uhlen Blaufüsser Lay reigns as one of the best of the German Grand Crus. Fantastic wine, plain and simple. wein.pur, D.Dejenga

about the 2015 vintage

My day of tasting began with a 5-wine flight from Hermann-Löwenstein. It's 9:00 am. In other words, relatively early. Yet as I put my nose into the glasses before me, a shiver runs directly up my spine, not at all unpleasantly. The Kirchberg is quite the minimalist. Taut and steely. The Stolzenberg packs more of a punch, with sharper acidity. The Röttgen is as blindingly radiant in the glass as it is on the palate. The Uhlen Blaufüsser Lay showed a wonderful yet still very fine and funky touch. The wine presents with a real power, not to mention a mouthful of complex phenolics. And then we wrap up with the linear and finely structured Uhlen “Laubach,” which has a pinch more sugar than its flight-mates. A stunning collection, rich with wines of incredible potential and tremendous fun! Outstanding!" Dirk Würz

The first flight of 5 wines from Heymann-Löwenstein opened to a beautiful start: what a stunning, sweet nose on the Kirchberg! Clear, austere, lively and nimble. Expressive without force. A triumph! The Soltzenberg is somewhat more serious, still incredibly light and tautly structured — raising the bar a bit. The Röttgen lets loose the cannon: a true terroir wine minus the opulence of many years past: precise, spicy and deep. The day's first highlight. Uhlen-B is full of suggestions, but is still quite closed; Uhlen-L with a subtle funk in the nose, relatively mild acidity, slightly creamy texture, and just a hint of sweetness — a true charmer with stunning depth and numerous indications of a long life yet to come. 5 wines of precise, hand-crafted individuality: a truly breathtaking collection." Der Schnutentunker

With these five stunning wines to present, the Löwensteins might well look back on this as the finest collection of their lives. It took the perfect convergence of good weather, vinicultural daring and the thrill of the risky and difficult to make this sublime bunch. For one thing must be made clear: the wines recommended here are neither well-tempered nor single-minded. They are built to engage, and from the first moment present themselves as somewhat brooding, almost dangerous. Because that is the very difference between a good and a great wine. The latter is not made to please. Its sole responsibility is to accurately present the tension between destiny and determination, the disparate wills of the vintage, varietal, soil and winegrower. It can only arise in that space where greatness and failure are equally near. « Markus Vahlefeld, The Huffington Post, http://m.huffpost.com/de/entry/11823936

Herbal nose opening with aromas of yellow fruit and dried flowers, followed by nuances of yellow spice, smoke, white meat and marked minerality. Deep, dense and savory on the palate; nuanced, grippy; a long, dry and spicy finish with tremendous tension. Incredible. Much as last year, the 2015 Uhlen Blaufüßer Lay (95) should be considered the absolute highlight of the vintage. Closely followed by the Uhlen Laubach (94) and the rest of the Grosse Lagen. Markus Hofschuster, www.wein-plus.eu

Great wine... excellent but still closed... the Uhlen Blaufüßer Lay. Reminiscent of mustard, savory and resinous floral aromas, slate; ripe and complex acidity with loads of playfulness, through and through a slate-grown wine." Gebr. Lange in the FAZ newspapere

The loveliest of 2015!" proclaims Stuart Pigott. He calls this year's collection from Heymann-Löwenstein one of his "personal favorites": "An entire row of highly expressive Riesling-GGs, each one with its own distinctive personality — a true 'mirror, mirror on the wall' scenario." FAS (Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung)