The Spätlese ("late-picked") designation means the grapes get a week or two of extra hang time for higher ripeness and deeper flavors than Kabinett. This Spätlese, from a truly "grand cru" vineyard in the village of Ürzig, has a juicy mouthful of exotic fruits and a tongue-tingling spiciness.
"Piercing scents of rose and peony, with peach, lime and lanolin flavors adding depth and dimension. Light-weight and delicate, with a long, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2028. 600 cases imported. "
"The Loosen 2007 Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Spatlese offers scents and juicy palate profusion of strawberry and kiwi; extreme delicacy accompanied by subtle creaminess; and wet stone and smoky mineral adjuncts to its lip-smacking and refreshing finishing. This is by no means as dynamic, complex, or rich as the best Wurzgarten Spatlese (at this address or elsewhere) can be, but it delivers the classic character of the site and virtues of its genre in irresistible fashion, and will no doubt continue to do so for 15 or more years.
The Wine Advocate