Dr Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Auslese 2019 375 ml

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James Suckling
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Robert Parker
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DLUA201910 UCAU
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Dr Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese is enormously rich, with gorgeous layers of fruit and a lush texture. Auslese means “selected from the harvest”, and is a luscious, limited-production sweet wine made from very ripe clusters that are about 50% affected by botrytis. The resulting wine is dense, intensely flavoured and rich on the palate, but balanced by Riesling’s naturally crisp acidity. A hugely complex and intense nose which combines fresh elements including elderflower, blueberry, and mint.
Dr Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese is enormously rich, with gorgeous layers of fruit and a lush texture. Auslese means “selected from the harvest”, and is a luscious, limited-production sweet wine made from very ripe clusters that are about 50% affected by botrytis. The resulting wine is dense, intensely flavoured and rich on the palate, but balanced by Riesling’s naturally crisp acidity. A hugely complex and intense nose which combines fresh elements including elderflower, blueberry, and mint.

Scores & Reviews

95 / 100

James Suckling

A really beautiful, concentrated Auslese that combines a lot of citrus character with complex, spicy notes. The long finish is super fresh and very mineral.

92 / 100

Robert Parker

The 2019 Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese is clear and bright on the still-closed nose yet less complex compared to the Sonnenuhr (probably due to the recent bottling). The wine is clear and fresh, shows caramelized apple flavors, finely classy acidity and a a crystalline, elegant finish yet seems to be somehow reduced in its expression. Tasted at the domain in September 2020. "2019 was a great, great year," says Ernst Loosen, whom everyone just calls Ernie, although the quantity is small and at 60 hectoliters per hectare, about 23% below the long-term average. "At the end of the harvest, it became 'spongy.' There was rain and unattractive, washed out botrytis. Only the early botrytis was beautiful, though.” Nothing but perfect botrytis grapes are used for Loosen's terrific predicate,s of which the current portfolio has many to offer from 2018 and 2019, even a 2019 Long Gold Capsule from the Erdener Prälat.