Welcome to the pleasure dome! This is both succulent and super-elegant with a whiplash finish that almost splits the atom. If you have the patience, this will blow your mind from 2019.
93 points, James Suckling (Jun 2017)
This is one of those relatively rare instances chez Lauer where a significant degree of post-fermentative “Mosel stink” shrouds the other aromas, though that will likely dissipate within a year or two if not sooner. (In fact, on re-tasting eight months after bottling, the nose had cleared somewhat, though the wine then displayed some temporary sweet-tart tension. Lauer suggests that late summer drought and heat leaving the ambient yeasts slightly short on nutrients might explain the youthful off-aromas.) Fresh grapefruit, lime, Persian melon and white peach emerge on the nose, and cooling mint and star anise accents as well as stony underpinnings join them on a silken-textured palate. Its fruit dominance and sense of sheer ripeness – supported by judicious sweetness – do not prevent this wine’s citrus elements from delivering a finish delightfully abundant in animating, refreshing sheer juiciness. With time, this should prove to be among the stars of the present collection.
92 points, David Schildknecht, Vinous (Mar 2018)