95 points James Suckling
"A Mosel riesling masterpiece. The fine floral honey on the nose slowly pulls you in. This is a very concentrated and refined wine that is anything but loud. A very graceful, pure finish. Drink or hold."
92 points Mosel Fine Wines
"The 2017er Leiwener Laurentiuslay Trocken Alte Reben comes from pre-World War I un-grafted vines in the steep hill part of the vineyard. It offers a delicately creamy yet also flowery nose made of almond, white peach, vanilla pod, plum and pear, all wrapped into some smoky slate. The wine starts off on the zesty side on the palate before it develops more presence as juicy notes of grapefruit, pear, cassis and herbs come through. The finish is full of presence, intense and powerful yet also remarkably playful and zesty. The after-taste is intense and leaves one with plenty of powerful yet beautiful flavors of minerals and herbs. This is a stunning expression of dry Leiwener Laurentiuslay in the making. 2022-2032."
"Wonderful demonstration of the two-dimensional nature of Loewen wines. Or, in boxing terms: stunned by a jab of fruity concentration on the nose, you then get caught by a mineral punch on the palate. The rest becomes a haze, the taste buds just stumbling through a proliferation of blows from aromatic delights, cool freshness and steely acidity. 17.5/20 points. (MS)"
Vinous Reverie Notes
Portions of the Lairentiuslay vineayrd are quoite rocky, with its 40 to 80 percent slope rises in some places over the Mosel and is visible from far away, the Mosel downhill. Therefore, the vines are unshaded and benefit in their south-southwest orientation almost all day long from intense sunlight – the climate is hot but still well ventilated by the open position of the GL. The gray Devoschiefer also stores the heat throughout the day and gives it to the vines at night.