Alfred Merkelbach

Ürziger Würzgarten Spätlese Riesling

9.2108 ratings
9.234 pro ratings
Mosel, Germany
Riesling
Top Notes For
Perry Riddle

A frustrating wine as someone who is a devout fan. You can tell the vintage got them. It's not at all bad but pretty out there and does not read classic Mosel by any means. I think Terry Theise called it Mosel Riesling on a bender.

A frustrating wine as someone who is a devout fan. You can tell the vintage got them. It's not at all bad but pretty out there and does not read classic Mosel by any means. I think Terry Theise called it Mosel Riesling on a bender.

1 person found it helpfulAug 8th, 2015
Samuel McClary

Nose notes: Apricot, Gunpowder and Flint.
Appearance: Pale straw color, slightly viscous.
Taste: very mineral driven, moderately sweet, sucks the moisture out of your mouth. Citrusy, grapefruit and lemon.

Nose notes: Apricot, Gunpowder and Flint.
Appearance: Pale straw color, slightly viscous.
Taste: very mineral driven, moderately sweet, sucks the moisture out of your mouth. Citrusy, grapefruit and lemon.

1 person found it helpfulNov 12th, 2014
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

9.5

Shockingly good. Spätlese. Surprisingly fresh. Sweet, sure, but with brilliant acidity that has it pair beautifully with a summer lunch. I'd like to thank me 14 years ago for being so forward thinking. You're welcome.

Shockingly good. Spätlese. Surprisingly fresh. Sweet, sure, but with brilliant acidity that has it pair beautifully with a summer lunch. I'd like to thank me 14 years ago for being so forward thinking. You're welcome.

Jul 31st, 2016
Mark Lindzy

Just the right but of RS and savory for Chinese food. In a great place right now.

Just the right but of RS and savory for Chinese food. In a great place right now.

May 17th, 2016
Andre Lopez

The details are hazy but I know I enjoyed it.

The details are hazy but I know I enjoyed it.

Mar 26th, 2016
Ryan Mullins

So young

So young

Aug 22nd, 2015
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.4

Laser beams.

Laser beams.

Jul 11th, 2015
Tom Riley

At 9.0 % abv., this wine will hang with you all day. Full of flavor, pleasing structure and finish. At $24, not an everyday quaffer but a nice aperitif for a special gathering.

At 9.0 % abv., this wine will hang with you all day. Full of flavor, pleasing structure and finish. At $24, not an everyday quaffer but a nice aperitif for a special gathering.

Jul 9th, 2015
Jon Bonné

Wine Editor San Francisco Chronicle

9.0

In astonishingly precise shape.

In astonishingly precise shape.

Feb 1st, 2015