2020 Dr Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Alte Reben Riesling Grosses Gewachs
The 2020 Ürziger Würzgarten GG Alte Reben is pure, deep and salty on the remarkably clear, precise and complex nose. Full-bodied and juicy, this is a round and fruity, not all too dry Würzgarten that is stunningly pure, finessed and tensioned for this complicated Mosel vintage. Highly promising. Tasted as a cask sample in Wiesbaden in August 2021. Drink 2027 - 2045.
Stephan Reinhardt - Wine Advocate (Sep 2021)
What a beauty! So much wild berry and spice. Juicy and well-structured, the two sides of the wine already beautifully integrated. So much drive! Very long, spicy and stony finish.
Stuart Pigott - jamessuckling.com
On the nose the fragrance of ripe apple and pear is complemented by the Würzgarten’s unique spicy aroma. This also applies to the palate, where the initially straightforward delivery of sweet and sour fruit flavours are given an injection of lemon zest and ginger spice, to add an additional dimension to refine the overall expression. Drink 2021-2028.
Michael Schmidt - jancisrobinson.com
The 2020er Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Alte Reben, as it is referred to on the main label (the reference to GG is left for the back label), comes from parcels of very old un-grafted vines in the prime Unterst and Oberst Pichter, Maxberg, and Layenhaus sectors, and was fermented with ambient yeasts and aged in oak for almost 12 months. It offers a beautifully complex and superbly refined and aromatic nose of cassis, almond cream, William’s pear, tangerine, orange, and spices. The wine is superbly playful on the palate, where its light juicy and fruity texture is wrapped into a blanket of spices. The finish is focused, long, and pure. This is a great dry Riesling in the making. Drink 2026-2040.
Jean Fisch & David Rayer - Mosel Fine Wines