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2009 Dr Loosen Riesling "Urziger Wurzgarten Spatlese"

Dr Loosen 2009 Urziger Wurzgarten Spatlese Riesling

Winery: Dr Loosen

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Urziger Wurzgarten Spatlese"

Wine Category: Riesling

Grape blend: 100% Riesling

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Mosel Saar Ruwer

State or country: Germany

Price: $32

Cases produced: 500

KWG Score: 93.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: June 10, 2011

Wine Review: This yellow colored Riesling from Mosel rocks and is really impressive. It opens with an attractive mild apricot bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied and well balanced. The flavor profile is a delicious orange with hints of apricot and pear. The finish is sweet and lingers nicely. Our mini-tasting group agreed that this wine was dessert alone and did not require any additional food. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: This intense Spätlese bears the characteristic purity of the vintage. It is very ripe and juicy, with a mouth-filling richness that is balanced by a firm, typically spicy minerality. At the end, there is a lovely lift to the dry finish. This is a wonderful wine for richer foods. Its low alcohol makes it especially good with spicy Asian/fusion cuisine.

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