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Date Printed: 8/20/2014
Dr. Loosen Erdener Treppchen Auslese (half-bottle) 2005
Dr. Loosen Erdener Treppchen Auslese (half-bottle) 2005
(search item no. 90173)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 8/20/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"A lively, appealing auslese of great clarity, featuring passion fruit, pineapple and mineral flavors. Already delicious, yet should develop more length and nuance with age. Picks up an orange note on the long aftertaste."
-Wine Spectator Highly Recommended

"A lively, appealing auslese of great clarity, featuring passion fruit, pineapple and mineral flavors. Already delicious, yet should develop more length and nuance with age. Picks up an orange note on the long aftertaste."
-Wine Spectator Highly Recommended

"In 2005, it's often at the Sp├Ątlese level that German riesling is most expressive, and the balance and grace of this one is striking, its core of fresh pear and lime flavors held in firm, kinetic tension by a fine and filigreed structure. It races through the palate, feeling composed and complete, all its components working together in harmony."
-Wines & Spirits

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About Dr Loosen:

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 almost half of what is permitted by law, only moderate use of organic fertilizers, and old-fashioned cellar practices, Loosen strives to create wines that unmistakably say, "Riesling, Mosel, and Dr. Loosen." In his own words, "The great winemakers I have met invariably possess a clear concept in their mind of what their wine should be. It's a vision that places terrior over technology, and grape quality over quantity. This is the level of winemaking we pursue at Dr. Loosen. Our goal is to produce wines that are luscious, complex, and true to their roots."