Dr. Loosen Erdener Treppchen Auslese 2005
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
"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."
"In 2005, it's often at the Spätlese 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... View More
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,... View More