Alfred Merkelbach

Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese

9.243 ratings
9.216 pro ratings
Mosel, Germany
Riesling
Top Notes For
Perry Riddle

This was a transcendent Riesling experience. The best Merkelbach I've ever had, and it's still so young. The best description I can fathom is the ripest kiwi ever with a sprinkle of sea salt and the pure essence of red slate. The characteristic spice is definitely there but hiding in the background for now. The utter depth, concentration, extract, and searing acidity make it unforgettable.

This was a transcendent Riesling experience. The best Merkelbach I've ever had, and it's still so young. The best description I can fathom is the ripest kiwi ever with a sprinkle of sea salt and the pure essence of red slate. The characteristic spice is definitely there but hiding in the background for now. The utter depth, concentration, extract, and searing acidity make it unforgettable.

Sep 16th, 2017
Michael Kvasnicka

This is a thing around here these days. That's cool though. Anytime fellas. Anytime.

This is a thing around here these days. That's cool though. Anytime fellas. Anytime.

1 person found it helpfulDec 2nd, 2015
Jonathan Lipsmeyer

Drinking Auslese !

Drinking Auslese !

1 person found it helpfulJan 27th, 2014
Veronica Castro

2004 and bright shining gold. Lowish on acid, but opens up nicely. Creamy, sweet. Tangerine and lemon curd tones... made a great pairing with the sfogliatelle from Claro's. Sfogliatelle gets a 10! 👌

2004 and bright shining gold. Lowish on acid, but opens up nicely. Creamy, sweet. Tangerine and lemon curd tones... made a great pairing with the sfogliatelle from Claro's. Sfogliatelle gets a 10! 👌

Jan 30th, 2017
Casey Curbow

Sales Associate Windsor Wine Merchants

9.1

Round lemon with whisps of curd and honey. Pollen. Quiet mineral. Served with a chill helps cut that '03 fat and leave behind a fairly elegantly weighted Auslese.

Round lemon with whisps of curd and honey. Pollen. Quiet mineral. Served with a chill helps cut that '03 fat and leave behind a fairly elegantly weighted Auslese.

May 6th, 2016
Marc On

Writer Originalverkorkt, Lobenbergs Gute Weine

8.7

A mix of white peach and pure elderflower syrup. Way too young.

A mix of white peach and pure elderflower syrup. Way too young.

May 1st, 2016
Sebastian Enste

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Jul 8th, 2015
Scott Lauck

Mineral lemon chiffon baked apples and sweet spice. 2012. Lotus of Siam!

Mineral lemon chiffon baked apples and sweet spice. 2012. Lotus of Siam!

Mar 25th, 2015
Joy Lindholm

Sales Synergy Fine Wines

9.2

Perfect Christmas brunch wine. Bright and lively - drinks like a Kabinett!

Perfect Christmas brunch wine. Bright and lively - drinks like a Kabinett!

Dec 25th, 2014
Christopher Bates

Master Sommelier, Owner/Winemaker Element Winery

9.4

Mmmm. Still rocking.

Mmmm. Still rocking.

Aug 9th, 2014