Carl Loewen Maximer Herrenberg 1896 Riesling 2019


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“The 2019 Maximin Herrenberg 1896 (Black Label) is fascinating in its subtle yet intense and sublime bouquet that intertwines smooth slate stone and herbal notes with generously ripe, elegant, beautifully refined Riesling berry aromas. Round and silky on the palate, this is a full-bodied and juicy, highly finessed and elegant Riesling with very fine tannins and just the perfect amount of unfermented sugar. This is somewhere between dry and off-dry in taste and already reveals great harmony. The finish is generously fine, piquant and mouthwateringly salty and grippy. A great Maximin Herrenberg indeed! Tasted in April 2020. Drink: 2020-2050. 96 points

Carl Loewen offers another excellent range of Rieslings from partly very old vines. The dry, or dry-styled, crus are my favorites again from the 2019 vintage and belong to the Mosel’s first league with the black labeled Maximin Herrenberg 1896 as primus inter pares. It is a great Mosel Riesling that should be aged for years if not decades.”

Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (08/20)