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Ockfener Bockstein are the most refined and playful of St. Urbans-Hof's wines.Read more...
A lot of sulfur here, it pretty much obscures the nose. Nicely Spatlese on the palate, though the sulfur is distracting here as well. This is fresh... Read more
Great acid remains. Demi sec flavor profile. Good mineral edge. Bright juiciness. Very nice! - WS Grand Tour 2011 Read more
St. Urbans-Hofrsquo;s 2009 Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Spatlese smells of musk melon, pink grapefruit, and lightly caramelized apple, along w... Read more
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Editorial Reviews for St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Spätlese Ockfener Bockstein
A lot of sulfur here, it pretty much obscures the nose. Nicely Spatlese on the palate, though the sulfur is distracting here as well. This is fresh and lively with bright acidity lending a fresh citrus element to the more quince paste-toned flavors of the mid-palate. The finish shows a nice green edge, lime with a hint of herb accenting the fruit and nice length. Once this sorts itself out it should merit a higher score, but today the sulfur obscures a bit here. 85pts
Great acid remains. Demi sec flavor profile. Good mineral edge. Bright juiciness. Very nice! - WS Grand Tour 2011
External Reviews for St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Spätlese Ockfener Bockstein
St. Urbans-Hofrsquo;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-Hofrsquo;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.
Like many Saar wines in 2007, this is rich and ripe, with fleshy notes of orange and stone fruits. It's backed by typically steely Saar acidity, giving it intensity and poise.
Lemon, lime, orange, Rainier cherry and brown spices in the nose of the St. Urbans-Hof 2009 Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Spatlese (rendered exclusively from the Zickelgarten portion of the site) come to the palate with levity, silken smoothness and infectious, luscious juiciness, to which subtle fruit skin, citrus zest, and ginger lend invigoration. Near-perfect harmony yet consummate enervation and kaleidoscopic finishing interaction make this phenomenal value a sure bet for two decades or more of delightful complex company.
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.
The 2004 Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Spatlese truly smells like its name, of honeyed drops from tiny golden Riesling berries. Tropical fruits, lily, fresh apple, and black currant also emerge from the glass. On the palate, it displays beautifully honeyed concentration with luscious pineapple, grapefruit, and mango as well as praline and marzipan. For all of its sweetly-suggestive flavors mdash; to say nothing of its high residual sugar mdash; it finishes with only restrained sweetness, with clear multi-fruit intensity, and with welcome refreshment to accompany its honeyed richness. If you still wonder what is so special about this famous site from which, sadly, very few growers extract anything like its true potential, then you must try this wine!
Lovely, on the dry side of spauml;tlese, yet expressive and harmonious, offering peach, black currant, pineapple and mineral notes supported by a vibrant structure. Fine lingering finish, too. Drink now through 2008.
Nik Weisrsquo; wines are often so reductive that they are hard to taste young, and this is no exception. But behind that feral, reductive stink is a wealth of concentrated, golden fruit, as smooth and juicy as a Charentais melon. The acidity builds beautifully, holding the flavors long. So buy it, forget about it for at least six years, then revel in it with a crown roast of pork.
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