Monday, November 03, 2014

Dr. Loosen Riesling 2012 wine review by (PB)

Pale lemon hue with aromas of creamy sweet mandarin orange,tropical fruit galore with a powdery creme brulee and sweet pie spices abounding.

Powerful assaulting tropical fruit compote with a moderate acidic foundation leaving a thickish cream coating on your tongue. Gentle cinnamon and Chinese five spice garnishes the melange of ripe sun kissed citrus, leaving a finish that is all too quick but making you want to dive into the next mouthful. At 8.5% alcohol, you can afford to go back and raise another glass of this German Mosel.

My wife and I boated down the Mosel River for our 25th wedding anniversary and were astonished by the slope of some of the vineyards. Being so steep it seemed a worker might have to "rope up" to prevent from stumbling which wouldn't stop until they reached the river. The Wine Spectator gave this a 91 point rating and its all of that. At the $10 price point it also received the W/S "Best Value" rating so if see this bottle of this under appreciated grape, snag several, put a light chill on it and raise a glass with friends!

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