The 2017 Riesling Alte Reben (Mosel) is a bright and intensely scented dry Riesling with refreshing lemon and crushed slate aromas. On the palate, this is a highly finessed and elegant dry Riesling from up to 100-year-old vines from top vineyards between Kinheim and Bernkastel. This silky-textured Riesling is even finer and purer than the Saar Alte Reben and exhibits more crystalline slate acidity and structure. The finish is enormously long and salty. This Alte Reben is perhaps more sophisticated and Nordic in taste. 93/100.
Antonio Galloni's Vinous.com: 91/100 This year’s Mosel“Alte Reben” bottling is once again dominated by fruit from Zeltingen and Wehlen, in both of which communes Molitor has an abundance of ancient vines. Apple blossom, lily-of-the-valley and peony combine for a memorably heady bouquet. The silken palate delivers corresponding inner-mouth perfume along with luscious abundance of ripe apple and white peach. Smoky and stony inflections along with alkaline and piquant fruit pit notes add intriguing counterpoint to a lusciously lingering finish.