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2012 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese Urglück

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6/27/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 92 points

Such a lovely, well balanced, utterly beguiling Riesling, with sharp apples, lime and peaches, slate and a nicely crisp finish. A big hit with Chinese food.

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2007 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Kabinett #14

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6/24/2015 - dbg wrote: NR

Light yellow. Apple and tiny hint of petrol on nose, crisp apple, light-medium body, well-balanced, very good to excellent.

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White - Off-dry

2013 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese

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6/9/2015 - WineKnurd wrote: 85 points

Ordered a bottle at Guglhuph at dinner with Savannah as I like a little sweetness with my schnitzel and spatzel. Serviceable as a restaurant buy at $34 but wouldn't want to pay over $15 retail. Has nice tropical notes but I felt the acidity wasn't in sync with the sugar and contributed to an unpleasant harshness on the finish, even with food. Would buy again based on value if nothing else on the list strikes my fancy. Overall Evaluation: B.

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White - Off-dry

2013 Alfred Merkelbach Kinheimer Rosenberg Riesling Spätlese #2

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6/9/2015 - Alessio Likes this wine: 82 points

Perfetto per l'aperitivo. Intendo, abboccato, abbastanza sapido.

Bella beva.

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White

2013 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Kabinett

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6/8/2015 - jnewman77 Likes this wine: NR

Very tasty Kabinett, citrus, honeysuckle, petrol, slate on the nose. The palate is nicely balanced with a light feel, but plenty of flavor and punch. Good value

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White - Off-dry

2002 Alfred Merkelbach Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spätlese

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6/7/2015 - salil wrote: 90 points

Leo's Blind Tasting Group - June '15 edition (Amali, NYC): Another excellent showing. Delicate and understated, with bright citrus and red apple flavours tinged with mineral and floral notes, and faint hints of smoky development. Bright acids balance the moderate sweetness perfectly, and this is drinking very nicely now though with plenty of time ahead.

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White - Off-dry

2002 Alfred Merkelbach Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spätlese

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6/7/2015 - indiscriminate palate wrote: 89 points

LBTG blind - very very brief notes (Amali, NYC): Mineral, lime pith; light. Good. #2 in flight, #4 of first six.

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White

2013 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Kabinett #6

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5/28/2015 - Billigan Likes this wine: NR

No detailed notes, but this was showing its typical quality. Lots of green apple fruit and pronounced acidity (but this isn't 2010 territory). Great QPR as usual but will undoubtedly have much more to give with a few years on its side.

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White - Off-dry

2012 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese Urglück

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5/30/2015 - JM_MadTown Likes this wine: 90 points

The wine was a little sweeter this time and very enjoyable. Notes of peaches, ginger and minerals.

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White - Off-dry

2001 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese

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5/23/2015 - salil wrote: 91 points

Hasn't changed much since I had it in 2012. Understated and delicate as ever with very fresh citrus, apple and pear fruit tinged with floral and creamy notes, and a stony undercurrent beneath. The sweetness is quite moderate, less than many Kabinett today, and there's that powerful '01 acidity beneath giving it great focus and precision.

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2012 Alfred Merkelbach Kinheimer Rosenberg Riesling Kabinett

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5/24/2015 - Seth Rosenberg Likes this wine: NR

Same bottle as 4/30/15. There was maybe 1.5-2 glasses of this left in the bottle, sitting in the fridge. Just decided to try it to clear out some space. Little did I know that the wine would be better than when opened. The nose is light and crystalline - lime, flint, metal, white flowers. The palate has lost a little oompf, but it is so clear and pure: lime, spice, flint, slate, metal, white florals. $17 a bottle and it is better 4 weeks later - how often does that happen? Nose - 5.5/6, Palate - 5.5/6, Finish - 5/6, Je ne Sais Quoi - 1.5/2 = 17.5/20.

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White - Off-dry

1990 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese #9

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1/31/2015 - Seth Rosenberg Likes this wine: 93 points

Rieslingfeier 2015 Main Event (The Wythe Hotel, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY): Nose of baked peaches, tangerine, lime and spices. Great 90 acid on the palate - citric and lively, tangerine, brown spices, baked apples. Long lime and spice finish. Nose - 5/6, Palate - 5.5/6, Finish - 5/6, Je ne Sais Quoi - 1-1.5/2 = 16.5-17/20.

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2012 Alfred Merkelbach Kinheimer Rosenberg Riesling Kabinett

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4/30/2015 - Seth Rosenberg Likes this wine: 92 points

Greet Adira and small BYO at our place, round 2 (Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, NYC): Can't stop drinking these. Cool nose with minerals, lime, stone, cool melon. Enters soft on the palate with sweet melon and lime, acid builds a little, good minerality. Lots of fruit so it feels sweeter than it is, but not too sweet. Melon, lime and stone on the finish. Not quite as on as other bottles, but still excellent. Nose - 4.5-5/6, Palate - 5/6, Finish - 5/6, Je ne Sais Quoi - 1-1.5/2 = 15.5-16.5/20.

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White - Off-dry

2001 Alfred Merkelbach Kinheimer Rosenberg Riesling Auslese

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5/2/2015 - EhrlichDY Likes this wine: 90 points

Classically styled showing less residual sugar than a spatlese we drank earlier in the day. Good acidity and minerality. Again, relatively dry for an auslese. Drink now.

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White - Off-dry

2001 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese #11

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5/2/2015 - blanquito wrote: 93 points

This is terrific. It smells and tastes wonderful, redolent with musk melon, lime gimlet, strawberries, golden delicious apples, mulling spices and emerging notes of petrol. Only lightly sweet for a spatlese, quite bright, long and mouth coating, and wide open for business tonight. Even better 24 hours later, deeper and richer, wonderful extract here. I've said it before, I'll say it again-- Merkelbach killed it in 2001.

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White - Off-dry

2012 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese Urglück

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4/27/2015 - Milkmansteve Likes this wine: 90 points

Amazing nose on this wine. Fruit, slate, fermentation notes. But honestly, the wine didn't quite live up to its nose. Like most Merkelbach wines this is fermented to an alcohol level higher than most Kabinetts (9.5%). It comes accross as almost Feinherb. The fruit is quite muted and not as prominent as the nose would indicate. Heavy slate. Well made and harmonious, but a touch dryer than I'd like.

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White - Off-dry

2002 Alfred Merkelbach Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spätlese #22

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4/24/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 91 points

Jerk Chicken @ Salil's (Vernon, CT): Wonderful wine, with tart lime, and cherry notes. Good richness here, but this does not quite go into Auslese territory. Citric finish really cleans up the richness. Not incredibly complex, but well balanced and delicious.

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White - Off-dry

2001 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese #15

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4/17/2015 - btock Likes this wine: 93 points

Serious wine. Such pristine aromas, golden hue, delicate but deep. Served with Taiwanese home cooking and that worked so well. A very thoughtful Riesling. A shape shifter as it danced between a hint of fruit, a hit of minerality, a depth of earth/rocks, etc. A delight.

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White - Off-dry

2012 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese

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4/20/2015 - rlove wrote: 92 points

Spicy nose of lime, apple, honey, and stone. Piercing acidity in the mouth, balanced by a full body and slight residual sugar. Wonderful.

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White - Off-dry

2002 Alfred Merkelbach Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spätlese

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4/18/2015 - kaush wrote: 91 points

Others here described it very well and precisely before me. Beautiful Mosel nose. Light gold color. Very well balanced. Well-integrated acidity with some sweetness that becomes more pronounced with food - but that wasn't at all off-putting. Flavors of pear, pineapple, tart tropical fruits. It all came together nicely. Was a good accompaniment to Chicken biryani. W

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White

2012 Alfred Merkelbach Kinheimer Rosenberg Riesling Kabinett

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4/18/2015 - Seth Rosenberg Likes this wine: 94 points

Opened this bottle while out for Thai food and brought the rest home, so this has been opened for about 5 hours. The nose is light and perfumed - wonderful and complex, with red apple, creamy banana or marzipan, some cumin, a touch of lime, honey, white flowers, maybe a touch of cool herbs - lavender? Some stones. It's really a nice melange. Classic Mosel Kabinett on the palate - enters light with bright acid: lime drizzled in honey, the mid-palate features lime, stony minerality, and some cumin spice, the finish is lime and stones. Light and airy, bright and refreshing. What more can you ask for? Another great showing for this wine. Nose - 5.5/6, Palate - 5/6, Finish - 5/6, Je ne Sais Quoi - 1.5/2 = 17/20.

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White - Off-dry

2002 Alfred Merkelbach Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spätlese

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4/10/2015 - indiscriminate palate wrote: NR

Reserved nose, and fairly reserved palate as well, showing orchard and tropical fruit, but in a seemingly muted/"watery" way. I suspect that this was not a representative bottle. 83.

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White - Off-dry

2002 Alfred Merkelbach Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spätlese

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4/10/2015 - salil wrote: 88 points

Showed nicely, with plenty of bright Mosel fruit and florality tinged with the start of more savoury developing notes, but didn't have the depth or finesse of my other bottles.

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White - Off-dry

2013 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese

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4/7/2015 - sa66 Likes this wine: 93 points

AP 09 14. Absolutely gorgeous. Wet stone and floral on the nose, with mouth coating juicy fruit with good density that turns quite zesty in the finish with hints of peach and citrus blending with herbal spice. This stuff is amazingly pure, crystalline, and mouth-wateringly delicious. May I have another please!

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White - Off-dry

2002 Alfred Merkelbach Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spätlese

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4/6/2015 - chcook Likes this wine: NR

#22-03. PNP. Cork perfect. Color straw. Nose shows mostly pineapple w TDN. Swishing shows cheek coating acid that is taking on that creamy character I love in old Riesling. Sipping highlights the fruit, and the remaining RS is integrating nicely. Med length tartish finish. This is drinking wonderfully.
Somehow I didn't finish the bottle and left it in the fridge for 2 wks. Finish thinning out a tad but still superclean and focused. Very nice and likely to continue in a positive direction I think

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