St. Urbans-Hof Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Spätlese
2010 / 750 ml.
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- OT Other Review Service
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
93 pts. Wine Spectator: November 30, 2011
Vibrant and powerful, with crunchy flavors of fresh cut apple that show notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. There are plenty of dried apricot notes as well, with a juicy richness on the pure-tasting finish. Drink now through 2035.
91 pts. Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: Jan/Feb 2012
Yellow plum, licorice and brown spices on the nose. Deep but austere star fruit flavor shows excellent concentration, with vibrant mineral salts keeping the palate fresh. Still closed but showing excellent potential, this is a serious spatlese.
Member Store Reviews
Elegant and refined, perfumed with rich floral notes and hints of wet stone, with underlying elements of apricot, Bosc pear and red apple. From a terrific vintage for both ripeness and acidity, the 2010 is perfectly balanced, well-suited for both early drinking and a few years of cellaring. Ideal with scallops, veal or spicy Asian salads.