What the press is saying
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

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

Schieferterrassen. Ripe pear and white peach deliver a delightful combination of ripeness and primary juiciness, and the midpalate impression is a flattering combination of stuffing and creaminess. Regionally typical suggestions of tarragon and anise cool a lingering finish that gains welcome invigoration by way of lime zest piquancy. (89) Von blauem Schiefer. Fresh white peach and lime are laced with fennel and basil in a regionally typical amalgam. Nips of cress and piquant notes of lime peel offer delightful, invigorating counterpoint to the wine’s silken, almost creamy texture. (91) Kirchberg. White peach, mirabelle and lime inform an enticing nose and silken palate, and hints of cocoa powder and coffee add a sense of roasted richness. Yet, for all that, the lusciously long finish remains refreshingly juicy and remarkably transparent to stony and smoky nuances.(91) Stolzenberg. Sweet perfume and luscious palate presence of ripe quince and mirabelle tinged with licorice and garlanded in honeysuckle gain striking counterpoint from lime peel, toasted hickory nut and crushed stone. (92) Röttgen. White peach, fig, muskmelon and lime are site-typically accented with anise and smoky black tea on an effusive nose and a luscious, lush, silken-textured palate. One finds not only smokiness and chalky stone infusion but also a tingling sense of crystalline mineral impingement to the animated, long-lasting, mouthwateringly salt-tinged finish. (92) Uhlen Blaufüsser Lay. Rowan and heliotrope hauntingly garland ripe white peach and pear on the heady nose and luscious, satiny palate. Hints of site-typical anise, piquant nut and fruit pit counterpoint. For its sheer richness, this seamless Riesling’s lingering finish delivers refreshment as well as transparency to wet stone underpinnings. (92) Uhlen Laubach. Ripe white peach and lychee on the nose and luscious palate are nicely complemented by accents of smoky black tea and piquant peach kernel. A silken feel and chalky sense of stone suffusion offer fascinating, site-typical contrast, leading to a lingering finish that harbors a hint of Winningen-typical anise and manages to deliver a surprising degree of sheer refreshment for a Riesling so unusually low in acidity.(91) Uhlen Roth Lay. this leads with powerful scents and luscious palate presence of ripe white peach and apricot, hauntingly garlanded in headily perfumed buddleia. The textural counterpoint engendered by creaminess playing against piquancy of fruit pit, prickle of peach fuzz and underlying stoniness is captivating. A remarkable degree of refreshment, animation and transparency to crystalline stony nuances for a wine this rich; and a salinity that set my salivary glands palpitating.(93-94) Pinot Noir vom Schiefer. Dark cherry and plum are pungently laced with spruce resin and incense on the nose. Some of that spiciness is no doubt attributable to oak, but there is no sense of drying on the palate, where firm grape tannins are allied to ample primary juiciness. The finish is impressively persistent and reveals some stony, Mosel-typical underpinnings (89) vinous.com, David Schildknecht

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

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