White - Off-dry

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


  • Germany
  • Mosel Saar Ruwer
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Community Tasting Notes 133

  • ohne_musik wrote: flawed

    December 6, 2018 - This bottle was showing signs of seepage so decided to open it. Ack, corked. That makes 3 out of 4 bottles. Cardboard, underripe banana, and mushrooms. What a disappointment.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • pbaek wrote:

    October 6, 2018 - Quite young and not particularly evolved, this bottle. Slightly pétillant, rich texture, significant sweetness (ripe pear). Works with a selection of cheeses. Would leave this alone for 3-5 more years.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • thalver wrote:

    June 26, 2018 - Perhaps a bit more primary with less petrol than a bottle a couple years ago. Quite sweet, borderline flabby. It wouldn't hurt to give remaining bottles a couple/few more years before opening another.

  • ohne_musik wrote: flawed

    June 22, 2018 - Ok... this bottle also seems flawed, advanced and/or slightly corked. Not enough to be cardboardy, just a whiff and muted, bruised fruit.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Anonymous Likes this wine: 93 points

    May 20, 2018 - Medium yellow in color. Deep aromas of ripe orchard fruits, citrus oils, fresh cut yellow flowers, slate and honeysuckle. Superb palate shows incredible intensity to the citrus and honey poached pears, peaches, good acidity and a long lip smacking finish with shimmering acidity. Woah..., this bottle is drinking incredibly well. There have been other bottles (from a six pack bought on release) that showed advanced age/aromas.

    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 897 (51%)
  • Consumed 822 (47%)

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