95 points Mosel Fine Wines
“The 2019er Elisenberger Riesling Spätlese, as it is referred to on the consumer label, was harvested at 93° Oechsle, and was fermented down to sweet levels of residual sugar (86 g/l). It proves slightly reduced at first, but it is quick to show a quite sensational and complex nose of yellow peach, almond cream, yellow flowers, pineapple juice, cassis, elderflower, pear jelly, a touch of candied exotic fruits, and almond paste. The wine is gorgeously juicy and creamy on the palate, where it unleashes a gorgeous set of candied yellow fruits as well as a touch of honey with Auslese creaminess and presence. Despite its primary sweetness, the wine proves magnificently juicy, light and refined in the finish. It is good decade away from its optimal enjoyment window, but the patience will be rewarded. This refined and juicy “drinking Auslese” will be a pure joy to drink.”
94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2019 Elisenberger Riesling Spätlese is very clear and concentrated on the dense and lime-fresh nose that is attractive in its precision, concentration and possibly also its cereal-tinged, crisp fruit aromas. Sweet and concentrated on the palate, this is a rich and very precise, tightly structured and persistent Spätlese with laser-sharp acidity that is imbedded into the dense, elegant and persistently salty Spätlese fruit. This is a great terroir wine—in 20 years—and I don't see much sense in opening it a moment sooner. Tasted at the domain in September 2020."
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.