Dr. Loosen Dr. L Estate QbA 2005

Riesling from Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany

$14.29
Item No. 86250
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
  • RP89
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • WE86
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Winemaker's Notes

"This wine has to be one of the best deals in Mosel Riesling. Ernst Loosen's 'introductory' Riesling is marked by flavors of fresh peach and apricot, balanced by a fair amount of refreshing acidity. A great aperitif."
- Food & Wine Magazine

"Vinified from purchased fruit harvested largely in Bernkastel, Graach and Wehlen, Loosen's 2005 Riesling "Dr. L." smells sweetly of white peach and honeysuckle, combines subtle creaminess of texture with juicy peach, lime, and tangerine, and lays out a satisfyingly rich yet delicate and invigorating finish in which noticeable sweetness, nevertheless, does not become overbearing. Even more so than in some other recent years, this offers terrific value."
-Wine Advocate

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(9/27/2010)
Dr. L Riesling is produced by the Loosen Bros from the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer in the great German wine tradition. Dr. L is a superb Riesling. It strikes a nice "middle-of-the-road" balance between sweet and tart. Dr. L is no sweeter than an apple. The Doctor opens with aromas of apples, melon and slate, achieving superb balance between ripe fruit flavors and a steely, crisp structure.
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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 Riesling

Riesling (REEZ-leeng) The Riesling grape is happiest in a cooler climate, one that fosters its slow and steady ripening. Often assumed to be the producer of only sweet wines, Riesling is a fascinating grape of many faces. From bone dry to lusciously sweet, this variety is delicious at any sugar level with its intense aromas and steely acidity. Most popular in...

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Winemaker's Notes "...a surprisingly complex and outstanding value in nearly dry Riesling... Lemon, green apple, wet stone, and lightly floral ...
Winemaker's Notes THis entry level Dr. Loosen Riesling embodies the elegant and racy characteristics of steep, slate soil Mosel vineyards ...
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