2020: James Suckling: 98/100 "Very dense and compact, but with sweetness at the lower end of the scale for dessert wines, this has great dried-mango, papaya and custard-apple aromas. And yet, at the breathtakingly intense finish it remains so precise and finely nuanced. Drink or hold."
2019: James Suckling: 97/100 "Dense, dried-fruit character - everything from apricot to fig - which is typical for this grape variety and style. Very concentrated, but so bright. Super lush palate, but no hint of heaviness, the finish very long and seductive. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold." | Robert Parker: 93-94/100 "Bottled with 10% alcohol, the 2019 Herzog Rieslaner Beerenauelese is precise and enormously concentrated on the spicy and somewhat limey nose. Dense and piquant on the palate, with cooked stone fruit aromas and caramelly notes, this BA is still very sweet, with piquant acidity and a potent !nish. Wine to be cellared for at least 10 years and up to 50+ years. Tasted as a sample in April 2020." | Eichelmann 2021: "... the Beerenauslese has a wonderfully fruity, complex bouquet with aromas of mango, lime, banana and some white nougat, is creamy and oily on the palate, has an animating acidity and is significantly more concentrated and denser than the Auslese ..." | Eichelmann. "Among the sweet wines you can always rely on the Rieslaner, the Beerenauslese has a wonderfully fruity, complex bouquet with aromas of mango, lime, banana and some white nougat, is creamy and oily on the palate, has an animating acidity and is significantly more concentrated denser than the Auslese, which has a similarly complex bouquet and is fruity, stimulating, fresh and lasting on the palate."
2018: James Suckling: 95/100 Points "Such richness and ripeness with very clean fruit here; this has a wealth of mango and super ripe-peach aromas, as well as a chalky edge. The palate has very rich apricots, dried peaches and mangoes in such clean style. Very, very rich, sweet and clean. From organically grown grapes. Drink over the next decade or more." | Robert Parker: 92/100 Points "Picked at 160° Oechsle and including 50% botrytis berries, the 2018 Herzog Rieslaner Beerenauslese is pure, fine and flinty on the spicy, peppery pineapple nose. Salty, piquant and grippy on the palate, this is an excellent Rieslaner that benefits from the early concentration of the grapes, which gives piquancy and tension and a long and concentrated finish." | RESTAURANT WINE® Issues #190-193: 4+/5 stars "Terrific! The BA is very fine: supple, richly flavored (baked pear, peach, pineapple, honey, honeysuckle, rose petal), well balanced, and very long on the finish. Warrants at least 5 more years of aging. Organic. [2026-2040]"
2017: James Suckling: 99/100 | Finalist "Vinum Riesling-Champion 2018" | restaurantwine (Ronn Wiegand): 5/5 stars - "Very fine quality, this Beerenauslese has intense, even exotic character (peach jam, strawberry jam, honey, pineapple, lime), great depth of flavor, fine balance, and a very long and lingering finish. Wonderful BA, in need of further aging."
2016: James Suckling: 98/100 (Top 100 Germany) | Wein-Plus: 94/100
2015: Robert Parker: 91/100 | Gault Millau: 95/100 | Wein-Plus: 93/100
2014: Robert Parker: 95/100 | Gault Millau: 92/100 | Eichelmann: 92/100 | WeinPlus: 94/100 | Rheingau Gourmet & Wine Festival 2017: Wine accompaniment for lunch with Vineet Bhatia (Rasoi, London), Feb 24, 2017
2004: Robert Parker: 99/100