MONCHHOF URZIGER WURZGARTEN SPATLESE RIESLING - 2006
10% alcohol, German Mosel Riesling.
Pear-gold color with citrus and petroleum on the nose. On the palate there's ripping acidity, lemon-lime, peach and sour apple. Lots of frizzante, zippy fruit, and a clean, crisp mouthfeel.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
A very well-structured Riesling but sort of lacks the whizz-bang to make it exceptional. Wine Spectator scored this wine 92 points which suggests it is something more extraordinary. For $22 a bottle, I expected a little bit more complexity. This wine won't disappoint you, but on the other hand it is not a stunner. Many Rieslings in this price range can compete.