2018 Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Alte Reben Grosses Gewachs (750ml)15 2 0 0
The Dr. Loosen estate has been in the same family for over 200 years. When Ernst Loosen assumed ownership in 1988, he realized that with ungrafted vines averaging 60 years old in some of Germany’s best vineyards, he had the raw materials to create stunningly intense, world-class wines. To achieve this, Ernst dramatically restricts crop size, prohibits chemical fertilization, insists on very strict fruit selection, and employs gentle cellar practices that allow the wine to develop its full potential with a minimum of handling.
"Piquant whiffs of smoke and spice accent gleaming yellow peach and nectarine in this decadently sunny yet slender dry Riesling. While medium in body, the palate is richly textured. This intensely fruity wine is welcoming young but steely and structured enough to allow it to gain complexity and depth through 2035 and hold further." 95 points / Editors' Choice - Anna Lee C. Iijima (Wine Enthusiast, July 2021)
"Super fresh, flinty and fine aromas of lemon and grapefruit on offer, as well as wildflowers and stones. The palate has a smoothly resolved texture with supple, lemon and yellow-peach flavors. Long and even-handed finish. Great depth here. Drink or hold." 95 points - James Suckling (Dec. 2019)