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2015 Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese #16

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August 16, 2020 - $28



92Vinous / IWC

... Ripe pear and Persian melon are garlanded in heady heliotrope and lily, and the palate is lush and creamy while preserving an ample measure of primary fresh fruit juiciness. The finish, at once soothingly and stimulatingly sustained, gains counterpoint from its stony inflections as well as a bittersweet note of vanilla bean, while the sense of sweetness is supportive but admirably restrained...

92Wine Enthusiast

Veins of crushed slate and spice lend complexity to this spine-tingling wine. Fresh, sweet tangerine and stone-fruit flavors are concentrated yet pristine, bolstered by streaks of lemon and grapefruit acidity. The finish meanders long, nuanced by hints of bramble and earth.

91Wine Spectator

Lush and very fruity, with good snap to the ripe apple, pear tart and Key lime pie flavors. Some savory notes on the finish, with hints of snap pea and dried tarragon.


Germany, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

Mosel-Saar-Ruwer is Germany’s most prestigious wine region and it is comprised of the vineyards surrounding the Mosel River and its tributaries, the Saar and Ruwer. This region is the northernmost of Germany’s primary viticultural areas, located on the western edge of Germany just above the northeast corner of France. Internationally Mosel Rieslings are considered among the finest white wines in the world. In Germany and elsewhere, the region’s name is often shortened simply to Mosel, and in fact since 2007 Mosel has been the formal name of the region for viticultural purposes. The references to Saar and Ruwer were dropped for ease of marketing. The distinctively crisp, mineral tasting, acidic Rieslings produced in Mosel are attributed partly to the region’s slate soils and extremely vertiginous vineyards. Many vineyards are on 60 to 80 percent cent inclines along the three rivers. Riesling grapes represent more than half of all the grapes grown in Mosel, followed by Muller-Thurgau, a white wine grape related to Riesling, and Elbling, an indigenous white wine grape often used for sparkling wines.


White Wine, Riesling, Spätlese

This white variety originated in Germany. It’s known for its strong flowery aromas and high acidity. Please note Rieslings can have dramatic differences as the grape can be used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling wines.