2002 Joh. Jos. Christoffel Urziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The sensual 2002 Riesling Auslese Urziger Wurzgarten displays honeysuckle and white flower aromas. Slate, candied apples, figs, and pulpy apples are found in its soft, light to medium-bodied personality. Drink it over the next 15-20 years.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
*No score given* Smoke and brown spice notes on the nose, mingled with strawberry jam. Delicate and airy in the mouth, yet superbly rich in spice and inner-mouth florality. Salty, spicy and not particularly sweet in its long, wafting finish.
According to importer Terry Theise: "Ah, the 0-star Auslese, the poor waif that no one wants. Except for the very wise . . . this provoked a virtually endless mmmmmmmmmmm! Strawberries-apples-slate so inter-woven it should be a single word; a mineral pagan ceremony on the back palate. This IS the best quality ever for the lonesome little no-star; stunning salty grip."