WINEADVOCATE: "The citrus colored 2016 Nierstein Hipping Riesling GG offers a clear, ripe, intense and well-concentrated bouquet of white and yellow-fleshed aromas. On the palate, this is a medium to full-bodied, highly complex and powerful dry Riesling with a silky texture, a lot of salt and mineral tension. The finish is intense but pure, complex and fresh. A classic with great aging potential. This is the coolest, purest and freshest Hipping I have ever tasted. A lot of Pettenthal character here. Schätzel tries to reduce the vigorous character of the Hipping by green covers, which result in low leaf walls which are partly just 35 centimeters. The rest is leaf management to reduce the new, bright green leaves that produce the most sugar. The low yields of 30 hectoliters per hectare are achieved without applying a green harvest."
JAMES SUCKLING: "The 2015 vintage shows that patience is definitely required if you want to get the best out of this very pure and seriously austere wine. The smoky nose will undoubtedly change by the time it is released in April 2018, so that a lot of herbal and some delicate fruit aromas will emerge. Decades of ageing potential."
ANTONIO GALLONI: "Ripe peach, zesty lemon, honeysuckle and sea breeze combine for a delightful aromatic performance. The palate here is palpably dense yet buoyant and juicy, as well as loaded with sweet inner-mouth perfume and mouthwatering marine mineral and crushed stone suffusion, all of which persist with impressive tenacity. There is neither the sheer multiplicity of interacting flavors nor the sheer drinking pleasure that characterize the corresponding Oelberg, but it is still early days."
ROBINSON: "Still a little restrained, a fragrance of herbaceous and herbal aromas nevertheless manages to please the sensory perception with its exhilarating freshness. On the palate, the Hipping more or less sticks to its herbal expression, allowing just a little crunchy green fruit to add to the animating character of the palate. A dry Riesling with a true trocken attitude and plenty of grip. (MS)"
WEINWISSER: "Deutlich fruchtiger als St. Antonys Hipping. Viel fruchtige Kiwi, Stachelbeere und Limette im Bouquet. Am Gaumen eine sehr hohe, im jungen Stadium nicht immer voll ausgereift wirkende Säure, die den Wein messerscharf dahingleiten lässt. Dadurch wirkt das straff und kompromisslos, nicht sehr lang und tief im Ausklang, aber dafür voll auf Finesse gehend. Eine leichtfüssige Interpretation für Eleganztrinker."
FALSTAFF: "Weil er ohne Umwege sein Zeil anfährt, braucht es fast keine Worte, navigiert unter Vermeidung jeglicher Alternativen seinem Ziel entgegen. Der solange von der Flasche ins Glas und wieder zurückführt, bis diese leer ist."