April 3, 2014: News, Wines of the Month, Mature Riesling

1994er Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben Ürziger Würzgarten Auslese **

We highlight a great Auslese in what proved a stunning vintage for high end wines: the 1994 vintage.

(image: courtesy Weingut Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben, all rights reserved)

Our Issue No 24 released in March 2014 contains the probably most comprehensive in-depth look-back at the 2004 vintage (10 years after) and the 1994 vintage (20 years after) to dat, with over 150 wines having been re-tasted. As usual, this retrospective underlines nicely how important it is to give top German Riesling the time to mature.

1994 produced some of the most beautiful high end wines ever. The vintage was marked by botrytis as well as good to high acidity levels. It yielded many high-end Auslese, BA and TBA which continue to shine today. The historic Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben Estate hit a home run in this vintage, and the incredible Würzgarten Auslese ** underlines this quite nicely.


Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben

Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese **

05 95


This bright-colored wine ticks all the right boxes with its glorious nose of fresh pineapple, grapefruit puree and yellow orchard fruits, and its stunning juicy acidity on the palate. The wine is superbly racy and yet the finish, far from being austere, remains juicy and stunningly creamy thanks to a generous touch of beeswax coming through. This is just incredibly delicious. Now-2024

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