Dr Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Kabinett 2018

Dr Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Kabinett 2018

 

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Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Kabinett 2018
  • Vintage : 2018
  • Country : Germany
  • Region : Mosel
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style Crisp Dry White
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 7,5°
  • Grappes : 100% Riesling

A luscious and lively Riesling Kabinett from the Middle Mosel’s distinctive “spice garden” vineyard.

Experts Score Vintage
W&S Wines & Spirits 92 2018
DCT Decanter 92 2018
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 92 2018
WE Wine Enthusiast 91 2018
WS Wine Spectator 91 2018
JS James Suckling 93 2017
RP Robert Parker 91 2017
More information on wine critics and ratings

The insanely steep, red-soil Ürziger Würzgarten vineyard produces wines of a completely unique nature in the Mosel valley.

The wines show the typically juicy and exotic fruit of the Grosse Lage (grand cru) “spice garden” vineyard, with a rich mouth feel, a spicy acid tingle and lingering finish.

Kabinett is the lightest, most delicate style of Riesling in Germany, made from early harvested grapes that are just barely ripe.

Wines & Spirits (W&S) : 92 Points (2018)
Crisp and snappy, this has an uplifting prickle of CO2 that emphasizes its zesty acidity. It blossoms with air, taking on an arugula-like spice that weaves through its pithy citrus flavors while savory minerality provides the base notes. It’s full-bodied yet delicate, with a sense of springtime in its freshness.

Decanter (DCT) : 92 Points (2018)
This is a lovely weighty Riesling, showing a more noticeable sweetness than the Erdener (despite lower residual sugar of 39.4g/l). It's so appley and juicy at the moment, although you can imagine it opening up in a few years to reveal more complexity. Drinking Window 2019 - 2030

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 92 Points (2018)
Red raspberry and lime dominate on a penetrating nose, anticipating the animating and refreshing juiciness that then prevails on a polished palate. The vibrantly lingering finish is transparent to smoky, stony and mouthwateringly saline nuances. Schug volunteered that in the course of summer 2019, his assessments and rankings of his Kabinetts changed, and perhaps they will again, though he agreed that today this Würzgarten has the edge vis-à-vis its fellow Kabinetts. It certainly also transcends inherent vintage-specific limitations on vinous levity and animation, and should prove long-lived. Drinking window: 2020 - 2034

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 91 Points (2018)
Delicate mango and hon- eydew perfume this zippy, spine-tingling Kabinett. A classically fruity, Mosel sip from nose to finish, it’s pierced with concentrated tangerine and lemon flavors. The finish is marked by a touch of honey and bracing tangs of steel and slate.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 91 Points (2018)
Ripe and juicy, this opens with a saffron note, followed by pear and apricot flavors, detailed by subtle hints of honey. Shows great focus and intensity throughout, ending with a long, mouthwatering finish.

James Suckling (JS) : 93 Points (2017)
Super vibrant and spicy. Ripe yet light with a lot of lemony freshness at the crisp and long finish. Drink or hold.

Robert Parker (RP) : 91 Points (2017)
The 2017 Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Kabinett is the most complex and terroir-driven Kabinett of the 2017 vintage. The bouquet is fine and noble, dense and expressive, with tropical fruit and fine, coolish stony aromas. Sweet and lush on the palate, this is a pretty rich and juicy but fine, transparent and salty-piquant Würzgarten with a stimulating, racy finish. Still young but promising. Tasted in March 2019.

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Dr Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Kabinett 2018 Reviewed by James Suckling 02-12-2020 . Score: 4.5