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    Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese 2010
    Riesling - Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany

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    • W&S93
    • RP92
    Price: $29.99
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 93 Wine & Spirits, 92 The Wine Advocate, 91 International Wine Cellar, 90 Wine Spectator

    Region: Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany

    Varietal: Riesling

    Style: Fruity & Smooth

    Alcohol By Volume: 7.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 111539

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Notes of white peach and grapefruit on the palate flow nicely into racy acidity. Although the 2010 fruit was much riper than the 2009, the acidity was also higher which makes this wine extremely concentrated while still maintaining balance. The 2010 vintage also had lower yields than normal, but what was harvested is truly special.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Fragrant notes of peach, tangerine and lemon zest are full bodied yet focused, given the sense of clarity and detail by the underlying acidity. It's harmonious and energetic, and while it's already appealing for its forward fruit and fine balance, it promises to develop more complexity and depth with age.

    93 Points
    Wine & Spirits

    Honeysuckle and heliotrope, pear and white peach subtly glazed with honey; and mingled with nougat comprise the seductive aromatics and creamy yet juicy palate of Loosen’s 2010 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese. Lush yet delicate; confectionary and noticeably ennobled to the point of slight caramelization yet infectiously juicy, this even calls forth a mouthwatering hint of salinity and a cantus firmus of wet slate to perfectly set off the sensual splendors of its finish. It is to me stylistically more an Auslese – albeit a delicate one – but that isn’t to take anything away from its performance, which should remain ravishing over at least the next two decades.

    92 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Pale golden yellow. Fine aromas of fresh apple and vanilla, plus a hint of acacia honey. Elegant and fine, with a peach element that remains graceful in spite of the wine's depth. With its delicate finish offering brown spices and pleasing length, this is a succulent spatlese style.

    91 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    Tightly wound, with Golden Delicious apple and ripe pear flavors that feature notes of tarragon and lime. Shows plenty of stone and slate on the crisp finish.

    90 Points
    Wine Spectator
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    Little Bit (3/30/2012)
    I first tasted this wine 2 years ago at a friend's house. She had received five bottles from her son as a Christmas gift. It was the best white wine I had ever tasted.I was unable to buy it in any of our local stores. This past Christmas my friend's son was visiting so I asked him where to buy this wine. He sent me to wine.com but at the time they were out of all Dr. Loosen wines. Finally the Spatlese was available and I ended up buying all nine available bottles. Being a Spatlese this wine is on the sweet side. It's full bodied, smooth with a slight citrus taste, and is an absolute winner. A bit expensive but worth every penny.
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