This late release, aging for five years, has produced a majestic wine. Its breadth of flavor, with ripe fruits as well as intense structure, are gently transitioning from the first flush of youth to a more mature character. Intensely textured, tight, ready to spring, it shows the beauty of maturing Riesling. Drink…— R.V.
With rich apricot juice, sweet red apples and a dry spiciness, it is complex and has aging potential. A mineral element in the texture emphasizes the dry yet rich nature of the wine. Drink from 2015.— R.V.
This is a surprisingly reticent wine, with a forward spicy character that translates into a more elegant, rounded wine. The acidity and firm structure help to texture the lychee flavor. Pair this with food.— R.V.
A delicious wine that’s now approaching maturity, but it still promises to age for several years. Its crisp flavors of green and white fruits are merging into notes of toast, yeast and herb. It shows a mineral texture and tense acidity.— R.V.
Perfumed wine, sweet, exuding superripe fruits, lychee and mango with yellow nectarine acidity. The wine is very rich, a potpourri of exotic flavors and final spice.— R.V.
Soft, full, rich and spicy, this is an intense wine, expressing the essence of Pinot Gris. It’s ripe, off-dry, but with a core of dry toast and almond flavors which go with the pear and nutmeg tastes. This is still a young wine – Lorentz advises 10-15 years aging: more realistic would be another 3-4.— R.V.
The Gustave Lorentz style with its emphasis on pure fruit flavors really shines through with this wine. There is some petrol character, but the main impression is of pure grapefruit flavors, streaked through with acidity, with crisp, green fruits and a great refreshing bone dry aftertaste.— R.V.
This is a beautifully perfumed wine that’s fragrant with white spring blossoms and flavored with bright fruit flavors. The palate has remarkable structure with intense acidity that lends zest and zing, and a fine, lively feeling on the finish. Drink until 2020.— R.V.