Weingut Hermann Ludes

Thörnicher Ritsch Riesling Spätlese Feinherb

9.411 ratings
9.44 pro ratings
Mosel, Germany
Top Notes For
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

Wow, what a nose. Green apple, confectionary. Slate. Some funk but a sweet appealing funk. Think peak James Brown. A nose that can only come from the Mosel. Man that palate is foinnne, Herb. Super juicy, spritzy and very concentrated. Pure and nimble. Sweet lime. Perfect balance. Awesome lime sweet tart on the finish. Just terrific!

Wow, what a nose. Green apple, confectionary. Slate. Some funk but a sweet appealing funk. Think peak James Brown. A nose that can only come from the Mosel. Man that palate is foinnne, Herb. Super juicy, spritzy and very concentrated. Pure and nimble. Sweet lime. Perfect balance. Awesome lime sweet tart on the finish. Just terrific!

Mar 1st, 2022
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.5

Killer nose. Blast of lime. Big slate. So clean and masterful clarity. Herbs, peppermint. So clear. Fresh rain. Layered. Multidimensional. Superb. Palate has a huge blast of lime sweetness on a hyper elegant frame and then pump out intense mineral lime zestiness that builds on the finish and just lingers. Terrific complexity in the mid palate and what a finish. Massive structure and grip here. So serious. Long, palate staining finish. Great now. Greater down the road. This wine is epic as it gets for Feinherb. Such intensity. Grip. Such structure. Brilliant. 19 is the truth. After air this gets so filigreed and elegant. The real deal.

Killer nose. Blast of lime. Big slate. So clean and masterful clarity. Herbs, peppermint. So clear. Fresh rain. Layered. Multidimensional. Superb. Palate has a huge blast of lime sweetness on a hyper elegant frame and then pump out intense mineral lime zestiness that builds on the finish and just lingers. Terrific complexity in the mid palate and what a finish. Massive structure and grip here. So serious. Long, palate staining finish. Great now. Greater down the road. This wine is epic as it gets for Feinherb. Such intensity. Grip. Such structure. Brilliant. 19 is the truth. After air this gets so filigreed and elegant. The real deal.

Jan 3rd, 2021
Geoff Franz

Absolutely delicious and an incredible value

Absolutely delicious and an incredible value

1 person found it helpfulFeb 21st, 2022
Matthew Cohen

Blind I would totally guess kabinett. Whatever. A rose by any other name …

Nose is confectionery sugar. Green apple.

Palate is very fresh. Green apple. A touch of jolly rancher. Good tartness.

Blind I would totally guess kabinett. Whatever. A rose by any other name …

Nose is confectionery sugar. Green apple.

Palate is very fresh. Green apple. A touch of jolly rancher. Good tartness.

1 person found it helpfulJan 25th, 2022
Meg Herring

Unbelievably vibrant. Lime curd, underripe pineapple, hint of apricot, wet slate, petrol. Piercing acidity.

Unbelievably vibrant. Lime curd, underripe pineapple, hint of apricot, wet slate, petrol. Piercing acidity.

1 person found it helpfulJan 17th, 2021
Jason Gelman

3rd vintage of this producer via sommselect. has the 95 and the 10 and both were absolute knockouts for me. this one shows similar profile, great acid backbone, lovely minerality, honeysuckle, flowers, and some gasoline. not quite as WOW as the older versions but have a few bottles to lay down and guessing they’ll get there too. in love with this producer.

3rd vintage of this producer via sommselect. has the 95 and the 10 and both were absolute knockouts for me. this one shows similar profile, great acid backbone, lovely minerality, honeysuckle, flowers, and some gasoline. not quite as WOW as the older versions but have a few bottles to lay down and guessing they’ll get there too. in love with this producer.

Apr 11th, 2020
Brendan Baker

Orchard fruit, slate, slight touch of petrol, dry extract. Honeyed sweetness is well balanced by acid.

Orchard fruit, slate, slight touch of petrol, dry extract. Honeyed sweetness is well balanced by acid.

Dec 14th, 2019
Jason Gelman

2nd time trying this one and i have to say that i even underestimated how perfect this wine is the first time around. 24 years old and in an absolute perfect spot right now. it’s like drinking preserved apples and pears. it’s soft and round but has this perfect miniature bite of acid and a long, honeyed finish. so many layers of flavor and depth. this is a spectacular bottle

2nd time trying this one and i have to say that i even underestimated how perfect this wine is the first time around. 24 years old and in an absolute perfect spot right now. it’s like drinking preserved apples and pears. it’s soft and round but has this perfect miniature bite of acid and a long, honeyed finish. so many layers of flavor and depth. this is a spectacular bottle

Nov 2nd, 2019
Jason Gelman

this is next level. pear and petrol nose. drinking incredibly well. tart green apples and searing acidity, just perfect harmony on this one. wish i had bought more bottles

this is next level. pear and petrol nose. drinking incredibly well. tart green apples and searing acidity, just perfect harmony on this one. wish i had bought more bottles

Aug 24th, 2019
Jason Gelman

1995. old, soulful, and beautiful. the magic of aged riesling.

1995. old, soulful, and beautiful. the magic of aged riesling.

Aug 10th, 2019