Robert Parker Wine Advocate "The 2004 Riesling Rangen Clos Saint Urbain also went virtually dry (reaching 14.2% alcohol). It boasts one of the smokiest, flintiest, stone dusty, and unmistakably Rangen-typical noses I can ever recall in Riesling from this always pungently aromatic site. On the palate, there are hints of bitterness and heat, though less than the intensity of aromas led me to fear. Ample in girth and intense in flavor, this spicy, smoky behemoth draws energy, sap and juicy sustenance from somewhere, managing thereby to invigorate and create anticipation for the next sip. While darkened, Humbrecht says, the grapes here had not gone into the spore stage of botrytis. “In a few more days, if there had not been the rain forecasted, we would have picked a fine V.T.- I'd revisit this in several years, and cautiously anticipate another decade of development."