Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Kabinett 2009

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Dr. Loosen produces only Riesling from traditional, slate-soil vineyards in the Mosel valley. A full range of Prädika...

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Pasadena, CA (2,400 mi)
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The aroma of this wine unites the ürzig-typical kiwi-strawberry with more Erden-typical notes of sassafras and citrus. Comes onto the palate quite ... Read more

Fresh strawberry and lime along with suggestions of musky narcissus and distilled herbal elixir on the nose and delicate palate of Loosenandrsquo;s... Read more

Dr. Loosen's Kabinett wines sometimes approach the Spätlese level of concentration and flavor; this Spätlese could be someone's Auslese. It's decad... Read more

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External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

The aroma of this wine unites the ürzig-typical kiwi-strawberry with more Erden-typical notes of sassafras and citrus. Comes onto the palate quite rich and full, like lightly cooked strawberries in a citrus-cream sauce, with brown spice accents. Inevitably, the word stuffing again leaps to mind, but for all of its fruit-filled density, this manages to achieve real grip on the palate, followed by a strawberry chiffon-like delicacy as the finish dies away.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Fresh strawberry and lime along with suggestions of musky narcissus and distilled herbal elixir on the nose and delicate palate of Loosenandrsquo;s 2009 Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Spatlese lead to a juicy, compulsively swallow-able finish threaded with salt and crushed stone. As this opens, further floral, herbal and mineral nuances emerge, and it promises to perform seductively for 25 or more years.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
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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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
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.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Backward in style, concentrates and dense with lime, apricot and mineral notes, this '99 requires patience to access the full range of flavors enveloped in the tightly wound structure. Best from 2002 through 2010.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Given all the exuberant peach and berry fruit, you might miss the underlying minerality; it's that deep, dark, almost savory stoniness which drives this wine and keeps it focused. Leave this in the cellar for a decade or so and that lovely minerality will be pushed further into the foreground.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Dr. Loosen produces only Riesling from traditional, slate-soil vineyards in the Mosel valley. A full range of Prädikat wines is made from six grand cru single-vineyard sites. The vineyards of Dr. Loosen owe their excellent quality to three major factors: the exceptional regional climate of the Middle Mosel area, the mineral-rich slate and volcanic soils, and the incredible age of the estate’s ungrafted Riesling vines. All of Dr. Loosen’s six major vineyards were designated as Erste Lage (equivalent to grand cru) in the 1868 Prussian classification of Mosel vineyards, which was undertaken for tax assessment purposes. This classification predates the grand cru system in Burgundy, and was updated by Stuart Pigott and Hugh Johnson in the Wine Atlas of Germany (1995). Blazing red and insanely steep, the Ürziger Würzgarten (ERTS-ih-ger VERTS-gar-ten) vineyard fills the picturesque amphitheater formed by this dramatic bend in the river. Although it’s directly adjacent to the vineyards of Erden, it produces a completely different kind of wine, with exotic, spicy aromas and a mesmerizing earthiness. No other vineyard on the Mosel produces wines so bursting with tropical fruit flavors. The estate’s oldest vines are found here.

Dr. Loosen produces only Riesling from traditional, slate-soil vineyards in the Mosel valley. A full range of Prädikat wines is made from six grand cru single-vineyard sites. The vineyards of Dr. Loosen owe their excellent quality to three major factors: the exceptional regional climate of the Middle Mosel area, the mineral-rich slate and volcanic soils, and the incredible age of the estate’s ungrafted Riesling vines. All of Dr. Loosen’s six major vineyards were designated as Erste Lage (equivalent to grand cru) in the 1868 Prussian classification of Mosel vineyards, which was undertaken for tax assessment purposes. This classification predates the grand cru system in Burgundy, and was updated by Stuart Pigott and Hugh Johnson in the Wine Atlas of Germany (1995). Blazing red and insanely steep, the Ürziger Würzgarten (ERTS-ih-ger VERTS-gar-ten) vineyard fills the picturesque amphitheater formed by this dramatic bend in the river. Although it’s directly adjacent to the vineyards of Erden, it produces a completely different kind of wine, with exotic, spicy aromas and a mesmerizing earthiness. No other vineyard on the Mosel produces wines so bursting with tropical fruit flavors. The estate’s oldest vines are found here.

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