91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"From younger parcels (30+ years old) in premier and grand crus, the 2018 Richter Estate Riesling opens with a very delicate, bright, remarkably elegant, refined and floral bouquet of iron-rich slate and perfectly ripe, concentrated Riesling fruit. Mainly sourced in the Juffer but also in the Himmelreich and Treppchen, this is a lush and generous but highly delicate and filigreed Riesling with a salty-piquant, intense and mouth-filling finish. The acidity is stunningly fresh but tartaric. This is a gorgeous Mosel Riesling, and I guess this wine has never been any better. Bottled in early March and tasted in late March 2019."
90 points John Gilman
"The Estate Riesling this year is not a Trocken, as it settled into a fine point of balance with still twenty grams of residual sugar. The wine is made from a selection of younger vines in the estate’s top grand cru vineyards and is very elegant in profile in 2018, offering up 10.5 percent alcohol; it had been bottled just ahead of Prowein. The wine was still showing a touch timidly on the nose after its mise, but with a bit of coaxing showed elements of pear, slate, wild yeasts and a lovely topnote of white flowers. On the palate the wine was much more on form, displaying a medium-full format, bright, zesty acids, fine focus and grip and lovely backend mineral drive on the long, balanced and classy finish. This is going to be a fine value and it is too bad it was bottled under screwcap, as it would have aged very long and gracefully."
Mosel Fine Wines
"The 2018er Riesling Richter Estate comes from young vines in the Brauneberg Juffer, Erdener Herrenberg and Graacher Himmelreich, and was fermented down to 22g/l of residual sugar. It offers a nice nose of mirabelle, laurel, a hint of camphor, fine smoke, and spices. The wine proves rather ripe and slightly sweet on the ample palate but leaves a comparatively crisp and tart feel in the long and intense finish."