92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The bright, high-toned 2013 Rüdesheimer Magdalenenkreuz Spätlese needs a warm-up to show its character that intertwines apples, lemons and floral aromas with white peach and finest mineral aromas on the quite complex and lovely pure nose. Grown on a deep loess soil this Spätlese is luscious and libidinous, a romance if not a love affair for your palate. Medium-bodied and lighthearted, this is a very pure and piquant Riesling with a lovely, stimulating sappiness and a lingering as well as salivating salinity in the finish. Has this wine ever been so good before? Without knowing all the former vintages I suppose: impossible!"
Vinous Reverie Notes
Further east and upstream of the Klosterlay is the Magdalenenkreuz. The name translates to “the cross of Mary Magdalene,” named after a red sandstone cross that can be found amongst the vines. Here the soils are comprised of sandy loam—fatter and ideal for ripe expression; the Riesling grown here is always textured, opulent and forward. Though the wine is of Spätlese quality it perceivably drinks more like a Kabinett.