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Dr. Loosen Riesling BA 2006 | 187 ml.

Item #: 28342

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  • Germany
  • Mosel
  • Mosel
  • 2006
  • 187 ml.
  • 09B-4 | Bin#: 0
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Critical Acclaim

SP93 Wine Spectator Apr 30, 2008

"Gorgeous aromas of apricot, lime zest and freesia introduce this elegant dessert white. With its airy texture and weightlessness, it wears the sweetness and acidity effortlessly, with a very clean finish. Drink now through 2035." (93 pts.)

WE93 Wine Enthusiast 12/15/2007

"Made from an early picking of botrytized grapes from the Bernkasteler Lay vineyard, this is a sweet, plump wine, filled to the brim with lush tropical fruit flavors. The aromas show remarkably pure pear and pineapple scents, with just a touch of dried apricots but also a sense of slate-driven minerality. With 300 cases imported, it should prove relatively easy to find." (93 pts.)

WS94 Wine & Spirits December 1, 2007

"The “lightest” of four Loosen BAs in 2006, this is a special release in 187-ml bottles. It’s all from Bernkasteler Lay, harvested from early developing botrytis, which creates more elegant, less opulent tones. That has resulted in a BA of remarkable grace and purity, archetypal Mosel in its delicate balance and lithe definition." (94 pts.)

RP89 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 1st Oct 2008

"So bountiful in sugar was this vintage, that not only did Dr. Loosen render Beerenauslese from most of the estate’s major vineyards, there is also a highly-affordable generic 2006 Riesling Beerenauslese. This displays a lovely dynamic of lemon and honey, a creamy richness, subtle suggestions of floral and herbal distillate, and the sort of polish, refinement, and well-judged residual sugar one expects from this great estate. If not terribly complex, it will hopefully serve over the coming decade as a window for many wine enthusiasts (especially as diners) to the unique balance and virtues (not least versatility) of nobly sweet Mosel wine. “My grandfather would have said ‘Too much Beerenauslese? Impossible!’” relates Loosen. “But in fact that’s how it was this year.” (And hard though this would have been to believe only until recently, one cannot rule out there being another such bumper crop of botrytized, mega-Oechsle Riesling.)" (89 pts.)

Germany

The German wine-making tradition is long and illustrious, dating back to as early as AD 800. And for a country just slightly smaller than Montana, Germany produces and consumes a great deal of wine (it's the seventh-largest producer and sixth-highest consumer).

Germany is situated at the most northerly latitude at which grapes can ripen; the winters are cold and the growing season short, all of which, incidentally, are nearly identical to the Finger Lakes Region of New York. Most of its wine regions are situated in central and southwestern Germany. The most significant are the Rheingau, Rheinhessen, Rheinpfalz, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Nahe, Franken and Baden.

The Riesling grape is king in Germany, even though it represents only 20% of total plantings: Müller-Thurgau (a Riesling-silvaner cross) has the most, followed by the red grapes Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) and Dornfelder. In good years and in the care of master winemakers, Riesling makes one of the greatest white wines in the world, with a perfect balance of sugar and acid, exquisite fruit and fragrance and with considerable potential for aging.

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SKU28342
Product TypeWine
Alternate NameDr. Loosen Riesling BA
CountryGermany
RegionMosel
Product Location - Location-AppellationMosel
Package Size187 ml.
BrandDr. Loosen
Bottles per Case12
Vintage2006
Bin Location0
Wine Spectator Top 100 Year6
Premier PickNo
Dollar Sale (Y/N)No
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