2009 Karl Erbes Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese

2009 Karl Erbes Ürziger Würzgarten Spätlese

Just a short tasting note today. We had this beauty to finish up our Thanksgiving Dinner last Thursday. You can read more about the winery, of which I am very fond, here, and I have waxed on lyrically about the Würzgarten before here.

The 2009 Karl Erbes Ürziger Würzgarten Spätlese poured in a lemony, yellow color. The nose was a bit subdued, but had the typical floral and herbal aromas, with a notable freshness to it (I don’t know how else to describe it). On the palate, it was on the heavier side of light-bodied, with a healthy dose of sugar and yellow fruit. What made me love this wine was  a great lemon-flavored acidity that lingered on my tongue long after I had swallowed it. It was a great companion to chill after overindulging on turkey, mashed potatoes, red cabbage and creamy onions or gruyere-baked butternut squash. Finally something light and refreshing…

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4 thoughts on “2009 Karl Erbes Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese

  1. This sounds wonderful. I love Rieslings on Thanksgiving, it really is the perfect way to end the meal.

  2. How long will you hold onto a wine like this?

    • I wish I could hold onto this wine for much longer, but this was my last bottle. Luckily, I am pretty certain that the winemaker will have bottles of this one to sell for many years…

      You can easily hold on to a wine like this for ten years and more. I think the best window to drink these kind of wines is between eight and 15 years. Given my rather poor storage facilities, I am not taking that bet, though. :)

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