Bernstein-colored and provided with a greenish shimmer, the 2011 Erdener Treppchen Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese Gold Capsule starts with a lovely clear and focused bouquet of ripe and dried apricots, peaches, pumpernickel, and curries. Highly concentrated and viscous on the palate, this is a lovely clear and piquant TBA provided with a delicate acidity and beautiful expression of fresh (instead of rotten) fruit. The finish is always precise and focused and the intensity and purity of the fruit is truly outstanding. Most of all, however, the wine is enormously sweet, but never thick, thanks to its hidden finesse that will come out even better in, say, 20 to 80 years.
98 points, Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (Issue # 217 - Feb 2015)