95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"From the Alte Elisenburg plot that is the filet of the cru, the 2016 Elisenberger Riesling Spätlese is made from 100% healthy grapes picked at 8° Oechsle. It was the second-to-last wine picked in 2016, followed only by the Helenenkloster Eiswein. Deep, ripe, clear and fresh, with perfectly ripe, healthy fruit as well as fine slate and quartzite aromas, this is a lush, piquant, very elegant and salty Spätlese with lots of mineral tension and total acidity of 8.5 grams per liter. The finish is long, precise and intense, full of energy, precision and minerals. Great aging potential. Tasted March 2018."
93 points Mosel Fine Wines
“This Spätlese, harvested at a low 87° Oechsle, offers a beautiful elegant nose of pear, vineyard peach, apricot blossom and whipped cream. The wine proves gorgeously racy and vibrant on the palate, which gives it focus and tension. The finish is mouth-watering, tart and loaded with ripe fruits and minerals. This is a beautiful Spätlese in the making.”
93 points Vinous
92 points Wine Spectator
"An open-knit white, exuding floral, peach and lime flavors. Succulent midpalate, yet elegant and refined, with electric acidity. Vanilla spice and sweetened chamomile tea flavors linger on the fine, echoing finish."
Vinous Reverie Notes
Vineyard faces south and is situated in a former Mosel river bed. The microclimate guarantees very elegant and delicate wines that are reminiscent of a Saar-Ruwer style. This vineyard was originally planted in 1815 by Franz Ludwig Niessen, the 4th generation owner of Max Ferd. Richter and named in honor of Queen Louisa of Prussia.