St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Spatlese 2009
A fluid, open Riesling, with bright acidity framing apple, peach and nectarine flavors. Hints of vanilla and mineral round out the spectrum as this resonates across the palate. Builds to a nice finish. Best from 2010 through 2027.Add winemaker's notes
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A fluid, open Riesling, with bright acidity framing apple, peach and nectarine flavors. Hints of vanilla and mineral round out the spectrum as this resonates across the palate. Builds to a nice finish. Best from 2010 through 2027.
St. Urbans-Hof's 2009 Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Spatlese smells of musk melon, pink grapefruit, and lightly caramelized apple, along with a rather odd brininess that I can only describe as anchovy-like. Intense salinity along with alkalinity, animal muskiness and effusively ripe fruit thus dominate on a palate of enveloping richness and caressing softness, if one possessed of less sheer refreshment than the best wines of its collection. This product of St. Urbans-Hof's ungrafted section of Goldtropfchen vines will be fascinating to follow but I would revisit it in another year or two before handicapping its aging potential.
Displays very spicy aromas, with a hint of flowers and savory elements. This is firm and tight, offering the vivid structure that drives its raisin, cinnamon and nutmeg flavors. Finishes with a flourish of apple and slate. Drink now through 2030.
Loads of mineral in the aroma, while the flavors evoke lime, vanilla and spiced pear. Supple and snappy, with a light-weight yet fine complexity. Drink now through 2028.
A touch funky in aroma, then a kaleidoscope of ripe fruit engages the palate. Apricot, peach, apple, black currant, violet and herbal flavors all manifest themselves in the mix. There's an underlying mineral tone and the vibrant structure keeps it all focused through the long finish. Drink now through 2025.
The sleek flavors of Asian pear, apple and white peach feel juicy and fresh, backed by an earthy stoniness typical of this site. Zesty acidity balances the winersquo;s substantial body and leaves it feeling poised.
Subtle bouquet of pineapple, nut oil and lemon zest. Luscious yet crisp papaya fruit is brightened by a refreshing mineral character. Deceptively light and wonderfully drinkable, this spatlese is sheer fun.