White - Off-dry

2003 Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese ***


  • Germany
  • Mosel Saar Ruwer
Drink between 2010 - 2022 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 144

  • jimcopland wrote: 94 points

    December 20, 2021 - Hitting its stride. Still fresh, but hints of secondary petrol. Lemon, apricot, honey, apple, pear. Paired beautifully with pork chops, baked cinammon-sugar apples, peppers & onions.

  • walkerjfw wrote: 92 points

    October 1, 2021 - Dinner in the Provinces - Redux! W/Mirela/Todd/Valerie (Chez Walker - Princeton, NJ): Opening wine, an aperitif for our guest chef and myself (sour chef) as we prepped the dinner. Chilled, PnP. In my cellar 12+ years, prior bottle tasted 2012...

    Medium/full brass gold color. Nose showing orchard fruits, faint petrol and flint. Rich and layered palate, of baked apple, poached pears, honey, peach, apricot, hint of key lime. Full bodied, flavors persist through the mid palate. Tangy and holding some acidity. Full body by Riesling standards, long finish...

    Too bad this was my last bottle. This vintage had been criticized as warm, this bottle showed real depth of fruit. Improved with time - even better 90 mins in as it evolved. If you have one its a great time to try it - would give it a little time to show if venue allows.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • robmatic wrote: 93 points

    September 9, 2021 - Super apple and pear and razor sharp pineapple acidity. Lovely.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Easter Everywhere Likes this wine:

    August 19, 2021 - superb

  • Kim Gerner wrote: 96 points

    May 6, 2021 - Extremely complex including my favorite note of kerosene from developed Riesling (not the turbo kerosene from Australien Riesling but the delicate from Mosel - don't understand why the Germans try to avoid it now a days). High acidity and perfect balance. Simply outstanding

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Richard Jennings
    11/16/2013 (link) 93 points

    (Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese ***) Light lemon yellow color; lime, reduction, petrol nose; creamy textured, petrol, ripe lime, lime cream, mineral, dried mushroom, mineral palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/18/2011 (link) 94 points

    (Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese ***) Light lemon yellow color; light fresh grapefruit juice, lemon, mineral nose; tasty, chiseled, ripe lemon, lemon drop, mineral palate with balancing acidity; long finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/17/2007 (link) 94 points

    (Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese ***) Big petrol, witch hazel and spicy nose; gorgeous, lovely texture, sweet stone fruit with minerals and good acidity; long tangy finish with note of lime

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type White - Off-dry
  • Producer Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben
  • Varietal Riesling
  • Designation Auslese ***
  • Vineyard Ürziger Würzgarten
  • Country Germany
  • Region Mosel Saar Ruwer
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 32 (2%)
  • In Cellars 855 (47%)
  • Consumed 931 (51%)

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