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2011 Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Spatlese

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91 Points | International Wine Cellar , January 2013

Subtle bouquet of peach pit, cinnamon and lemon zest.  The elegant apricot fruit is decidedly light on the palate and highlighted by refreshing acidity.  Mineral salts accent the succulent, spicy finish.

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