2014 Heymann Lowenstein Uhlen Laubach L Riesling VDP Grosse Lage
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale $49.94 (reg. $64.94)
Ever since the 2014 Mosel Rieslings hit the market, we’ve felt they were a bit misunderstood. Without the perfect ripeness of its successor vintage, it took a combination of great winemaking and top terroir to really knock it out the park. Case in point, the 2014 Heymann-Lowenstien ‘L’. Vinous called Heymann-Lowenstein’s success in 2014 a “remarkable achievement” and we couldn’t be happier to bring this to you for the best price around.
The 2014 ‘L’ is a 95-point Riesling from a premier site that is positively drenched with minerality and citrus fruit. This is one that you'll definitely want to check out if you're a fan of the best expressions of Riesling, though the Wine Advocate suggests that it's "also for Burgundy lovers" (given the profile, top-flight Chablis could be an easy comparison).
Declared a “another milestone in the Mosel” from “this avant-garde estate” (Wine Advocate), the 2014 Uhlen Laubach is the kind of Riesling that will wow any connoisseur of white wines from Burgundy or even Alsace. Showing a gorgeous profile of white flowers, hazelnuts, and chalky minerality, the intense citrus fruits are balanced by fresh herbs and a deep cool toned finish.
Uhlen Laubach has the highest vineyard status in Germany, Grosse Lage, and winemaking from a site like this is strictly traditional. The slate-based soils have a rare quantity of calcareous rock that lend it that Chablis-like minerality. Aged for 10 months on the lees, the final result is a fascinating portrait of Riesling at its most intriguing and thoughtful. Do yourself a favor grab a case of this unique Riesling to cellar for the long haul. Cheers!