2011HermannUW2011 Weingut Dr. Hermann, Riesling Urziger Wurtzgarten Kabinett, Mosel Germany.
Dr. Hermann’s old vines, which originated when his plots were part a grand estate that included the ones now under J.J. Christoffel Erben as well, produce some of the Mosel’s most distinct Rieslings, with the Urziger Wurtzgarten being one of the most prized sites in the region. The 2011 Urziger Wurtzgarten Kabinett is a classic Mosel with lovely flavors, vivid clarity and beautifully crafted balance of fruit and acidity making for a wonderfully pleasing wine that is joyous now and should age well for another decade. Nicely judged sweetness and interesting aromatics help lift this fresh Riesling with green apple, apricot, tangerine and smoky mineral notes leading the way plus hints of saline, lime and honeyed pineapple adding complexity. Broadbent Selections imports this gem, and while pretty rare it would be worth a bit of running around to find it and it certainly is a fairly priced wine for the quality found in the bottle and it’s pedigree.
($25 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive

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