Robert Parker 92
"Christoffel's 2009 Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Spatlese leads with kiwi, white raspberry, sassafras, and pineapple; comes to the palate alluringly creamy - almost vanilla custard-like - yet lusciously refreshing and fresh fruit-filled; and finishes with delectable length and the proverbial kiss of wet stone. I would plan on enjoying it anytime over the next quarter century. Interestingly, the total acidity here is the same as in the corresponding Treppchen, despite this wine's unmistakable extra measure of vivacity and refreshment; and the residual sugar is marginally higher than in the Treppchen, even though the latter's sweetness sticks out."
Wine Spectator 92
"A very honeyed style, delivering flavors of freshly squeezed blood orange and red peach, with notes of tropical fruits mixed in. The airy finish is elegant and rich, showing dollops of butter and spice. Drink now through 2020. "
"While I was writing this an email came in announcing the dumping of a pile of Screaming Eagle at an auction house. Many were the atrial fibrillations attending to that news. Boy, am I glad I'm in this business and not that one&. This is a thicker and more sassafrassy version of the Kab; it increases not in sense-ofsweetness but instead in tangible depth; pungent aromas, round, many-layered silky palate, crammed with Wurzgarten garrigue. "
SOS: 2 (8-26 years)
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