April 2, 2014 - Mid-golden yellow, intense honeysuckle and mushroom notes with that Riesling petrol. Just off-dry very rich body, acidity now fading just a little, smooth, fresh ripe peaches, mandarin, huge length and mineral finish. A beautiful wine but losing its precision now. Time to drink up and move onto a more recent vintage.
February 8, 2013 - Pale gold, showing clear edges with an almost rusty hue in the centre. Complex, sweet, warm, butterscotch, slightly mushroomy smell. Very dry with a layered complex spicy, warm taste. Very long and satisfying length. Tasted directly in comparison with a Paul Blanck Grand Cru Riesling from Alsace, this stood up very well indeed. A very satisfying wine, and I don't think it's available now at anything like what I paid for it.
August 18, 2012 - Typical of Heymann-Loewenstein but unusual for the Mosel, this is a modern, weighty, just off-dry Riesling which stuns in its complexity. Much more evolved than the last bottle from the case that we enjoyed a year ago. It's a distinctive warm golden colour with obvious body and layer upon layer of smells. Starting with a distinct kerosene and botrytis shitaake mushroom smell with some honeysuckle tone. The taste has a Bellini peach and citrus characteristic with some spiciness and slight nuttiness, great balanced acidity, minerality and long enduring finish. Superb.
July 3, 2012 - Kinda awkward, with an almost malolactic-y note. Unclear whether it was flawed or just disjointed and awkward.
May 3, 2011 - Golden color, nice concentration... just a little bit of distraction from the alcohol but pretty yummy overall.
October 10, 2010 - Golden color with a nose that's full of tropical fruits, and honey. Very deep and dense wine that has sweet pineapples, mangoes, straw, and faint minerals. I liked this Riesling - really nice depth and polish. Wished it had some more acid on the finish.
October 10, 2010 - Sunday Night Wines at Tooch's (Tooch's - Washington, D.C.): i love smelling this wine. lots of honey, pineapple, some oil. the wine glides over the palate. a burst of pineapple and golden apple initially, but the acidity comes through to keep it balanced. actually gets quite zesty with a bit of lemon lime soda with some time. this isn't your typical mosel. much more tropical and honeyed, with rich peach cobbler. also apricot jam. over time i picked up a dead ringer for candied almonds, like the kind they serve in nyc, the "nuts for nuts." on the finish, i pick up a kind of golden graham cereal note, by that i mean it's a bit grainy, but sweet. really delicious. would go very well with less sweet desserts. actually, i'd love to have this with pineapple uspidedown cake.
July 20, 2010 - Typical Löwenstein, deep colour, inimitable style, marked 2006-richness, flawless balance and length.
June 17, 2010 - The nose on this was honey and pineapples with a hint of moldy funk. The palate presented similar flavors along with some nice melons (lol). Dry, short on the palate and finish. Limp acidity. Overall a pleasing wine in flavor but pretty basic overall.
June 17, 2010 - WWS Riesling Night (WWS): Steely mineral on the nose along with apricots and apple skins. It hints at being rich, with some honeysuckle notes showing as well. Light peaches play early on the palate. They get a little rich, and then fade away. The acid is a bit weaker, and it gets a little sharp as it dries out. The experience wraps up fairly quickly, but the flavors are nice.