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Dr. Loosen Riesling Kabinett Urziger Wurzgarten 2016

Member Review by Debra Meiburg MW:

See Ernie Loosen (Weingut Dr. Loosen) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series(#3): www.debramasterofwine.com

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The Dr. Loosen estate has been in the same family for over 200 years. When Ernst Loosen (pronounced loh-zen) assumed ownership in 1988, he realized that with ungrafted vines averaging 60 years old in some of Germany’s best-rated vineyards, he had the raw materials to create stunningly intense, world-class wines. To achieve this, Ernst dramatically reduced his crop size and stopped all chemical... Read more
The Dr. Loosen estate has been in the same family for over 200 years. When Ernst Loosen (pronounced loh-zen) assumed ownership in 1988, he realized that with ungrafted vines averaging 60 years old in some of Germany’s best-rated vineyards, he had the raw materials to create stunningly intense, world-class wines. To achieve this, Ernst dramatically reduced his crop size and stopped all chemical fertilization, preferring only moderate use of organic fertilizers. And, most importantly, he turned to gentler cellar practices that allow the wine to develop its full potential with a minimum of handling and technological meddling. Read less

Member Reviews for Dr. Loosen Riesling Kabinett Urziger Wurzgarten

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Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
6836507,588
0.00 5
Vintage: 2008 12/19/2010

See Ernie Loosen (Weingut Dr. Loosen) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series(#3): www.debramasterofwine.com


Snooth User: wdale
55353814
4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 08/12/2010

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
6836507,588
0.00 5
Vintage: 2004 12/27/2010

See Ernie Loosen (Weingut Dr. Loosen) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series(#3): http://www.debramasterofwine.com


Snooth User: RobertoPatriarca
138702503
3.50 5
Vintage: 2004 07/30/2009

Untuoso quase um late harvest. Mireal e citrico.


Snooth User: Otakar II
4301975
5.00 5
Vintage: 2004 03/20/2010

My favorite wine. Great taste at a good price...


Snooth User: solidgecko
846011216
3.50 5
Vintage: 2004 09/24/2011

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Otakar II
4301975
4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 03/20/2010

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Dr. Loosen Riesling Kabinett Urziger Wurzgarten

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Vintage: 2013 05/28/2015

The 2013 Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese is purer and more precise and spicy on the nose than the Kabinett. It is a serious, lusciously sweet and juicy, well-balanced highlight of the 2013 vintage, showing a piquant mineral finish and a stimulating grip on the palate. Lovely to drink today, but you can also keep it for more than two decades.


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Vintage: 2013 05/28/2015

The mouthfilling flavors of apple, citrus and unripe pineapple are fresh and zesty in this pure-tasting version. Features hints of smoked meat on the luxuriantly spiced and minerally finish. Drink now through 2038.


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Vintage: 2011 11/12/2013

Racy and well-structured, with some tropical fruit overtones of mango and fresh pineapple to the core of grapefruit and Key lime flavors. Pastry notes are accented by creamy elements on the long, rich finish. Very bright. Drink now through 2026.


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Vintage: 2011 03/26/2013

Subtle bouquet of gooseberry and nut oil, with a trace of something floral. On the palate the creamy papaya flavor is counterpointed by citrus and slate. The persistent finish features an amalgamation of spices and mineral salts.


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Vintage: 2011 03/26/2013

This moves through a vast array of flavor, spicy and lush. It begins on an herbal note of gentian, grows fleshy with nectarine flavor and heads into deep orange citrus. Those flavors coalesce around a tight center of white cherry fruit, sparkling with a crystalline minerality. It’s vast and yet structured, everything feeling in its place.


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Vintage: 2009 05/22/2011

Dr. Loosen's Kabinett wines sometimes approach the Spätlese level of concentration and flavor; this Spätlese could be someone's Auslese. It's decadently ripe, a rich mouthful of peaches, apricots, orange and pineapple, almost viscous and floral-honey sweet. Which is not to say it lacks acidity, structure or balance. Wonderful, spicy-sweet cinnamon and nutmeg accents offset the fruit, there's a somewhat grainy palate texture, like ultraripe pears. Finishes long.


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Vintage: 2009 05/22/2011

Würzgarten means "spice garden;" it is among the steepest in all Germany. The incredible slope, the red slate that poses as soil and the eastern exposure to the sun combine to produce wines of incredible complexity, power and harmony. A blast of baked, spiced apples, lovely sweet peach fruit, strawberry and honey, all on a gloriously long finish. This is sweet enough to qualify as a dessert wine and delicious enough to qualify as a classic.


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