Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese
2003 / 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 & Spirits: November 1, 2004
This is ripe and showy, strutting peach and mango flavors sequined with sparkly, clear quartz-like minerality. It wins big points for being irresistible, and it will be only more impressive with another decade to reveal more mineral and spice.
89 pts. Connoisseurs’ Guide To California Wine: September 7, 2005
White peaches and nectarines are the two themes that run from front to back here with wispy suggestions of minerals and spice scattered here and there. The wine is fresh, rounded and leans ever so slightly to softness in balance, and, while it will keep in the cellar for a good many years, it is very accessible now and is not likely to gain as much with age as will the best of its cousins.
88 pts. Wine Spectator: January 24, 2005
Round and very accessible, this Riesling evokes peach and floral notes. It’s balanced on the soft side, but not flabby. Drink now through 2012.
Nettles and gooseberry fruit. Quite rounded, considerable sweetness. Quite crisp on the finish. Medium dry. 2–5 years.
Ed Draves: July 16, 2004
An elegant wine with a full nose of spice, showing nice balance between the fruit and acidity in the mouth, with some pretty mineral character.