"Dusty mineral, subtle almond and concentrated lemon as well as bright vegetal flavors characterize the clear and pure nose of the pale-yellow 2012 Trarbacher Ungsberg Riesling Alte Reben. It comes from a very steep vineyard with 40-year-old vines rooting in grey, blue and brown slate soils with quartzite inclusions. On the palate this is a dense, compact, piquant and dry (though 10.8 grams per liter residual sugar is legally not dry in Europe), medium to full-bodied Riesling with a demanding complexity and purity. Still very young in the beginning, the finish of this seemingly lean, but elegant and complex wine, is salty, slightly drying (due to its quartzite-coined minerality) and gives early hints of maturity. This is a very gastronomic new entry in the Wine Advocate that should not be overlooked. 1,300 bottles produced. — Stephan Reinhardt."
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue 217, February 2015), 90 pts