Dr. Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Spatlese 2018 / 750 ml.

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SP9292 pts. - Wine Spectator - Apr 30, 2020
Rich and giving, with intense acidity cutting through the fat. This is full of passion fruit, pineapple and mineral flavors, concentrated by a touch of cream. A crunch in the texture elevates the whole experience. The finish comes back in a wave of tropical fruit and mineral elements. Best from 2021 through 2032. 500 cases imported.

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SP92 92 pts. / Wine Spectator (Apr 30, 2020)

Rich and giving, with intense acidity cutting through the fat. This is full of passion fruit, pineapple and mineral flavors, concentrated by a touch of cream. A crunch in the texture elevates the whole experience. The finish comes back in a wave of tropical fruit and mineral elements. Best from 2021 through 2032. 500 cases imported.

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Region / Mosel

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Mosel is home to some of Germany's finest white wines, a majority of which are Rieslings. The region surrounds the Mosel, Saar, and Ruwer rivers, and the soils in the region (full of Devonian Slate) make it perfect for growing Riesling grapes. The resulting wines are known for their aromatic floral bouquets and pronounced minerality.

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The German wine-making tradition is long and illustrious, dating back to as early as AD 800. And for a country just slightly smaller than Montana, Germany produces and consumes a great deal of wine (it's the seventh-largest producer and sixth-highest consumer).

Germany is situated at the most northerly latitude at which grapes can ripen; the winters are cold and the growing season short, all of which, incidentally, are nearly identical to the Finger Lakes Region of New York. Most of its wine regions are situated in central and southwestern Germany. The most significant are the Rheingau, Rheinhessen, Rheinpfalz, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Nahe, Franken and Baden.

The Riesling grape is king in Germany, even though it represents only 20% of total plantings: Müller-Thurgau (a Riesling-silvaner cross) has the most, followed by the red grapes Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) and Dornfelder. In good years and in the care of master winemakers, Riesling makes one of the greatest white wines in the world, with a perfect balance of sugar and acid, exquisite fruit and fragrance and with considerable potential for aging.

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SKU 69075
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese
Country Germany
Region Mosel
Product Location - Location-Appellation Mosel
Package Size 750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 8.5%
Wine/Spirit Brand Dr. Loosen
Bottles per Case 12
Vintage 2018
Can it Be Shipped Yes
Premier Pick No
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color White
Grape(s) 100% Riesling
Primary Grape Riesling
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
Same Region, Same Vintage, Same Grape
VN8989 pts. - Vinous - Nov 2020
An alcohol content of 9.5% signals that this is one of the many vintage 2018 Kabinetts whose authors have allowed fermentation to proceed a bit further than usual so as to avoid extraneous or otherwise excess sweetness. In the event, this Kabinett is still very obviously sweet, and its syrupy midpalate expression of pear and pineapple—anticipated on the nose—seems decidedly more Spätlese- than Kabinett-like. Fortunately, mint suffusion has a welcome cooling effect. The feel is glossy but with some sense of buoyancy. Nut brittle with it bittersweet and caramel aspects pulls the finish in a confectionary direction. I’ve no doubt this will outlive my “drink by” date but I’m skeptical of its meriting longer holding. (David Schildknecht)

Germany | Mosel

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JS94+94–95 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, September 23, 2021
Super-juicy, but with all the peachy elegance you expect from the Mosel! Delicate notes of tropical flowers and mangosteen. Beautifully integrated grape sweetness. Long, filigree finish.

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WE9191 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 5/1/2017
Whiffs of sun-burnt slate lend contrast to bright nectarine and citrus peel flavors in this clingy, textured Kabinett. Bristling acidity balances delicate swathes of honey- and nectar-like sweetness that linger on the finish. It’s delightfully refreshing, with complexity to linger over.
RP9191 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 28th Apr 2017
The 2015 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett is clear and flinty on the nose and delivers the typical ripe, lush and sensual fruit aromas of this famous grand cru. Piquant and racy, but also lush and juicy on the palate, this is a pure, fine and elegant but pretty sweet Kabinett. However, the wine is very attractive, but probably not as concentrated or complex as the corresponding Würzgarten.

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WE9292 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 8/1/2017
Veins of crushed slate and spice lend complexity to this spine-tingling wine. Fresh, sweet tangerine and stone-fruit flavors are concentrated yet pristine, bolstered by streaks of lemon and grapefruit acidity. The finish meanders long, nuanced by hints of bramble and earth.
RP89+89+ pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 28th Apr 2017
The 2015 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese opens with a pretty clear, fresh and intense Riesling bouquet with smoky and lemon-like, crushed stone, as well as some botrytis aromas. Sweet, lush and piquant on the palate, this Riesling has good purity, finesse and racy piquancy. This is a charming Spätlese with good grip and an aromatic finish. Still young, though.

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SP9191 pts. - Wine Spectator - Oct 31, 2021
Lemon-lime notes distinguish this intense, tightly wound Riesling, along with notes of lanolin and lilac, with vivid acidity matching the rich finish. Best from 2024 through 2039. 500 cases imported.
RP9090 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Oct 2020
The 2019 Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese is fine and subtle on the pure, herbal and crunchy/stony nose. Classy on the first palate, this is a sweet, piquant, racy and stimulatingly salty Würzgarten Spätlese that is still terribly young and needs some years to soften and gain finesse. Tasted at the domain in September 2020.

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VN9090 pts. - Vinous - Jan 2018
This product of November 30 and December 5 pickings at multiple sites (Erdener Herrenberg prominent among them) delivers a slightly sweet-sour meld of green apple and apple candy with glazed pineapple. It displays prominent glycerol and considerable sense of stuffing to help buffer its blazing, penetrating, tangy brightness, and finishes with penetrating if edgy and only moderately complex persistence. I would permit it a year or two to settle itself, but given Eiswein’s caprices, I wouldn’t lose track of any bottles I cellared.

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JS9494 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, November 10, 2022
A super-expressive and very bright wine for a Mosel Spatlese with a ton of currant fruit right across the spectrum from black to white. Wonderfully complex palate that’s as juicy as it is herbal, with a touch of wild berry character that lifts the finish beautifully. Drink or hold. (James Suckling)
RP92+92–94 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 25th Aug 2022
The 2021 Ürziger Würzgarten Spätlese is coolish, clear and herbal on the nose, with ripe bright fruit and flinty terroir aromas. Good intensity. Lush and round yet also tangy and savory on the palate, this is a seductive and crystalline, saline and elegant Würzgarten that will come out as a long-distance runner. Tasted as a sample ready to be bottled in July 2022. (Stephan Reinhardt)
SP9191 pts. - Wine Spectator - Oct 15, 2023
Despite the rich, ripe profile, this shows serious savory character, with green tea, spicy white pepper and smoked celery seed infusing a base of green plum, kiwi and clementine. Long and silky. Drink now through 2031. 1,000 cases made, 500 cases imported. (Kristen Bieler)

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SP8989 pts. - Wine Spectator - Aug 31, 2023
Balanced and snappy, with expressive apple blossom and white peach flavors that are vibrant and pure, thanks to racy acidity and salty slate minerality. Drink now through 2030. 10,000 cases made, 10,000 cases imported. (Kristen Bieler)
WE8888 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 3/1/2023
An easy sipper that will make the masses happy but still keep the savvier drinkers interested. This offers pleasant sweetness that is well-integrated. (Aleks Zecevic)

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