External Reviews for St. Urbans-Hof Wiltinger Alte Reben Riesling
Rich-tasting, with lots of plushness and vibrancy to the ripe peach, apricot and baked apple flavors. Very minerally on the finish. Drink now through 2025.
A drier style of Riesling, with a plush, brothy texture on the mouth. Well-balanced acidity that mellows on the finish. Richly layered with green apple, melon and lychee notes, and a faint saline element underneath. Quite a lengthy finish. Excellent with lobster bisque, grilled chicken or alfredo.
Another of their wines that buries the word “feinherb” in the fine-print of its back-label (where “Kabinett” also stages a re-appearance, rendering it difficult to know how best to officially describe this wine and its ilk!), St. Urbans-Hof’s 2010 Wiltinger Riesling Alte Reben originates as usual in their old vines in the Schlangengraben, the source of vine material for a many a fine Riesling grown elsewhere in Germany and even abroad. At 30 grams of residual sugar this is unabashedly sweet in a way that the corresponding Mehringer Alte Reben (“feinherb”) was not. Cherry and lime tinged with lemon grass and chervil inform a juicy, buoyant (11% alcohol), wet stone-kissed palate. The overall effect of faint tartness and pungent herbal notes is delightfully invigorating even if there is no profundity (yet, anyway) on exhibit here. Further complexity might emerge with time but I would tentatively plan on enjoying this over the next 5–7 years.
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