2020: James Suckling: 95/100 "A touch of mushroom from botrytis on the nose, but way more exotic fruit, particularly papaya. Eucalyptus, too. Great power and textural complexity on the full-bodied palate, the sweetness very discreet for this category. Wonderful lime-zest freshness at the finish. Drink or hold."
2019: James Suckling: 95/100 "This has almost erotic succulence with moderate acidity for this special grape variety, but a ton of caramel and toasty aromas that makes this extremely appealing. Long, creamy finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold." | Eichelmann: "Among the sweet wines, you can always rely on the Rieslaner. The Auslese has a complex bouquet and is fruity, stimulating, fresh and lasting on the palate." | Ronn Wiegand: 4/5 "Excellent 2019 Auslese, this Erste Lage Rieslaner is generously flavored (peach, jasmine, honey, tobacco, pepper, pineapple), medium sweet, and long on the finish. A young wine; better with further aging."
2018: James Suckling: 94/100 Points "Weighted branches of tropical-fruit trees have been generous here, offering ripe mangoes, apricots, jack fruit, lychees, papaya and baked bananas. Sweet and very bold with a huge amount of depth and viscosity. The tropical fruit turns to caramel and sticky toffee pudding on the finish. Drink now or hold." | Robert Parker: 91/100 Points "The 2018 Rieslaner Herzog Auslese offers an intense, clear, ripe and concentrated bouquet. Sweet and lush but also piquant on the palate, this is a well-structured, lush and juicy wine with pineapple aromas and stimulating vitality. The wine has grip and tension that counterbalances the enormous sweetness from the 150 grams of residual sugar." | RESTAURANT WINE® Issues #190-193: 4/5 stars "A ripe, aromatic Rieslaner of fine quality. It has floral, fruity, spicy character (rose petal, white pepper, lime, honey, peach, sage), medium body, and a medium long finish. Still young; will develop with further aging. Organic. [2024-2030]"
2017: James Suckling: 98/100 | restaurantwine (Ronn Wiegand): 5/5 stars - "Exceptional Rieslaner Auslese: aromatic and intensely flavored, this wine has stunning peach, honey, lime, rose petal, and elderflower aromas/flavors, excellent balance, and a crisp, persistent finish. First rate; needs aging."
2016: James Suckling: 96/100 | Wein-Plus: 92/100 | Antonio Galloni (vinous): 93/100 | Restaurant wine (Ronn Wiegand): 4+/5 stars
2015: Robert Parker: 91/100
2014: Robert Parker: 94/100 | Gault Millau: 91/100 | Eichelmann: 89/100 | WeinPlus: 89/100
2009: Robert Parker: 92/100 | Gault Millau: 93/100
2008: Robert Parker: 93/100
2007: Robert Parker: 93/100
2004: Robert Parker: 95/100
2002: Concours Mondial de Bruxelles "Great Gold medal"
1994: Robert Parker: 98/100
1992: Robert Parker: 96/100