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2015 Jos. Christoffel Jr. (Christoffel-Prüm) Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese

Riesling

  • Germany
  • Mosel Saar Ruwer
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Community Tasting Notes 3

  • Milkmansteve Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 29, 2017 - AP 04 16. Seth Rosenberg summarized this very well when he said this wasn’t the most complex Spätlese he’d had, but it was well built. I’ve had some absolutely outstanding experiences with this producer - both his 2012 and 2015 Prälat GK Auslese*** were mind blowing balanced and complex - but this bottling comes across as a bit mild.

    The 2015 Würzgarten Spätlese seems a little tame compared to the production of other vintners. Wonderfully pure fruit, but very low alcohol (7%) and fairly moderate acid makes this come across as a bit ‘juicy’ compared to how I prefer my Spatlesen. I’ll grab a few more of this for the cellar, but I’d recommend focusing resources on the two 2015 Auslese*** as they are both spectacular!

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  • Seth Rosenberg Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 27, 2017 - I'd been hearing some news that this producer had improved, so I decided to try a bottle. So it's either that 2015 is just so good that even mediocre producers can make good wine, or they have improved a lot, or both. The nose is fresh with lots of citrus: sweet lime and tangerine -with time a little pineapple and red apple. There's a bit of herbs and some stones/rocks. The palate shows a lot of smoke up front, and then comes the lime and tangerine, followed by the stones and rocks. There is excellent acid/sugar balance here and the mouthfeel is lovely - light and fresh and lip-smackingly delicious. The finish is quite good and lively. This isn't the most complex Spatlese I've had, but it is excellent. Nose - 5/6, Palate - 5/6, Finish - 4.5/6, Je ne Sais Quoi - 1.5/2 = 16/20.

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  • micsauer Likes this wine: 94 points

    June 4, 2017 - This is an incredible well made Spätlese! The nose shows very complex aromas of yellow and orange fruits. The mouthfeel is very fresh and the level of sweetness is moderate, despite it being a Spätlese. Long aftertaste! Years and years to go.

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Mosel Fine Wines

  • By Jean Fisch and David Rayer
    Vintage Report 2015, Review by Estate - Part I, Issue #31, 4/1/2016 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type White - Off-dry
  • Producer Jos. Christoffel Jr. (Christoffel-Prüm)
  • Varietal Riesling
  • Designation Spätlese
  • Vineyard Ürziger Würzgarten
  • Country Germany
  • Region Mosel Saar Ruwer
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a

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  • In Cellars 60 (71%)
  • Consumed 25 (29%)

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