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Dr. Loosen Riesling Beerenauslese (375ML half-bottle) 2005

Dr. Loosen Riesling Beerenauslese (375ML half-bottle) 2005

Dessert from Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany

Price: $64.99
Item No. 119000
  • WS93
  • W&S93
  • WE92
Alcohol By Volume: 7.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Beerenauslese ("berry select") is a rich, honeyed dessert wine made from grapes that have been shriveled by botrytis, the "Noble Rot." These extremely concentrated grapes are painstakingly separated from the unaffected fruit and vinified to make one of Germany's most prized vinous treasures.

This Beerenauslese, exclusively from estate-owned vineyards, has a juicy mouthful of ripe fruits with a finish that is long and satisfying, but never heavy. It is perfect as an aperitif, with foie gras, or with light desserts featuring fresh fruits.

Critical Acclaim

"Very pure and delicate, this dessert white balances its sweetness with a lively structure, framing the nectarine and apple flavors that persist through the long finish. Drink now through 2030."
93 Points

"Due to the large amounts of healthy botrytis in 2005, Loosen created this BA, sourced mostly from Urziger Würzgarten. It's noticeably lighter than the BA labeled as Würzgarten, but shows the same elegance and purity of botrytis, as well as similarly cool, green flavors of guava and Asian pear. Where the Würzgarten BA is intense and demanding, this is forward, succulent and charming."
93 Points

"An affordable BA, presumably from a variety of vineyard sites, this is relatively light in body, but it’s still a sweet little wine. Fresh apple and citrus aromas and flavors fold in touches of cinnamon, finishing clean and fresh. The bright acidity suggests this may work best as a foil for foie gras or cheeses rather than as a true dessert wine."
92 Points

Learn About Dr. Loosen Map ItMap It

The Dr. Loosen Estate has been in the same family for over 200 years. With ungrafted vines averaging 50 years old, some of the best vineyard sites in Germany (four rated grand cru and two premier cru by both the 1868 German classification and the more current Wine Atlas of Germany), Ernst Loosen has the raw materials for stunningly intense, world-class wines. With crop yields...

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Learn About Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

(moe-ZELL saahr -RUE-wehr) The Mosel river winds its way through this wine region, passing by some of the steepest, most northerly vineyards of the world. The wines from the Mosel have a most distinctive soil based on slate. The slate-rich soils covering the region are what imparts the amazing, well-loved slate-y, mineraly flavors and aromas to the delicate Mosel wines. To keep...

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Learn About Other Dessert

Other Dessert Beyond Port and Sherry, here are a few of our favorites: Sauternes - the golden wine of the Sauternes region in Bordeaux, these wines are made with botrytis-affected Semillon grapes and produce a rich, honeyed concoction with an amazing balance of sweetness and acidity. Don"t discount Sauternes' neighbor, Barsac, or even the region across the river,...

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