Dr. Loosen Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spatlese 2020 / 750 ml.

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JS95+95–96 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, September 23, 2021
Electric acidity and tons of wet-stone minerality make this concentrated wine a star in this vintage of Mosel Spätlese. Succulent mid-palate, then a brilliant, driving finish that could wake the dead.

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JS95+ 95–96 pts. / JamesSuckling.com (Thursday, September 23, 2021)

Electric acidity and tons of wet-stone minerality make this concentrated wine a star in this vintage of Mosel Spätlese. Succulent mid-palate, then a brilliant, driving finish that could wake the dead.

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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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SKU 56764
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Dr. Loosen Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spätlese
Country Germany
Region Mosel
Product Location - Location-Appellation Mosel
Package Size 750 ml.
Brand Dr. Loosen
Bottles per Case 12
Vintage 2020
Bin Location 12
Can it be Shipped Yes
Premier Pick No
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color White
Grape(s) 100% Riesling
Primary Grape Riesling
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
Same Region, Same Vintage, Same Grape
RP9696 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 25th Aug 2022
The 2020 Graacher Himmelreich Auslese is discreet and remarkably coolish on the dense and lemon-scented nose compared to Zeltingen and Bernkastel. White peach and nectarine aromas intertwined with coolish broken slate aromas make this a savory and irresistible Auslese, even though, or exactly because of it, this is so discreet and only subversively erotic on the nose. The palate then reveals stunning lightness and finesse based on a filigreed structure and highly refined and zesty acidity. This is almost weightless, but it has a sweet core that materializes the fruit, whereas in the transcendental Zeltinger Sonnenuhr, it’s more of an idea. 7% stated alcohol. Natural cork. Tasted at the domaine from AP 19 21 in July 2022. (Stephan Reinhardt)
SP9494 pts. - Wine Spectator - Oct 31, 2022
This feels like it’s holding back a little on the floral, apricot, lime and slate flavors. Light-bodied and graceful, this is well-structured and focused on the lingering finish. Reveals just a touch of earthiness that should disappear with aeration (as this did) or age. Best from 2024 through 2045. 110 cases imported. (Bruce Sanderson)
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SP8989 pts. - Wine Spectator - Jul 31, 2022
A delicate white, with apple, peach and lime notes focused by lively acidity. Balanced, with a moderately long finish. Drink now. 8,000 cases made, 2,500 cases imported. (Bruce Sanderson)
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RP9595 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 25th Aug 2022
The 2020 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett offers a discreet and sublime, complex and very elegant and slightly flinty nose with a coolish and very delicate expression of stewed apricots but also some greenish berries, whereas the first stony character remains. This irresistible and noble bouquet leads to a round and lush yet also refined and savory palate, with coolish apricot flavors on the long and sustainably salty finish that is firmly structured but elegant and highly stimulating. This is a superb, very elegant and complex, sustainably structured Sonnenuhr. This is already a great pleasure to drink, but you can keep this Kabinett for more than three decades easily. 8% stated alcohol. Natural cork. Tasted at the domaine from AP 05 22 in July 2022. (Stephan Reinhardt)
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RP9797 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 25th Aug 2022
The 2020 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Auslese opens with an intense bouquet of super ripe and concentrated, healthy shriveled raisins and overripe Riesling berries with very fine slate and flinty notes in the background. On the palate, the Zeltinger Auslese is clear, precise and crystalline, showing concentrated, saline and savory rather than sweet fruit brought to the dance by this delicate, crystal clear and mouth-watering acidity that make this a beautiful, already digestible Auslese whose bouquet and taste are aromatically two different worlds but logical. The fruit was shriveled in perfect condition, and the juice that came out reflects exactly this: freshness, precision and perfect ripeness. A fabulous Auslese from the "neighboring" Sonnenuhr. 7% stated alcohol. Natural cork. Tasted at the domaine from AP 17 21 in July 2022. (Stephan Reinhardt)
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RP9393 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 25th Aug 2022
The 2020 Bernkasteler Badstube Spätlese opens with a concentrated, finely flinty/mineral bouquet of fully ripe and slightly stewed stone fruits intermingled with iodine nuances. Dense and lush on the palate and provided with ripe, crystalline and imbedded salinity, this is a mouth-filling and quite intense Spätlese that is already accessible. 7.5% stated alcohol. Natural cork. Tasted at the domaine from AP 13 21 in July 2022. (Stephan Reinhardt)
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JS9494 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, November 10, 2022
A super-expressive and very bright wine for a Mosel Spatlese with a ton of currant fruit right across the spectrum from black to white. Wonderfully complex palate that’s as juicy as it is herbal, with a touch of wild berry character that lifts the finish beautifully. Drink or hold. (James Suckling)
RP92+92–94 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 25th Aug 2022
The 2021 Ürziger Würzgarten Spätlese is coolish, clear and herbal on the nose, with ripe bright fruit and flinty terroir aromas. Good intensity. Lush and round yet also tangy and savory on the palate, this is a seductive and crystalline, saline and elegant Würzgarten that will come out as a long-distance runner. Tasted as a sample ready to be bottled in July 2022. (Stephan Reinhardt)
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JS93+93–94 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, September 23, 2021
So much lemon and herbal freshness with a touch of licorice. Excellent balance of mineral acidity and delicate fruit on the very lively palate, the grape sweetness barely perceptible. Very crisp, clean finish.
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JS94+94–95 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, September 23, 2021
Super-juicy, but with all the peachy elegance you expect from the Mosel! Delicate notes of tropical flowers and mangosteen. Beautifully integrated grape sweetness. Long, filigree finish.
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JS93+93–94 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, September 23, 2021
An entire basket of fruit, ranging from berries through nectarines to pineapple, but also plenty of spice. Concentrated and juicy with a serious, linear structure that makes this stand out in the Mosel Kabinett field.
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Dr. Loosen Riesling BA 2006 / 187 ml.

2006 / 187 ml.

Item #: 28342

WS9494 pts. - 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.
SP9393 pts. - 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.
WE9393 pts. - 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.
RP8989 pts. - 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.)
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Not Shippable. WNY Local Delivery and In-Store Pickup only. Learn More Sorry, this item is not available for shipment outside of the Western New York area. Either the bottle is too large for our packaging (i.e. we cannot ship anything larger than 750 ml), the dimensions/shape of the bottle doesn't fit within our packaging for safe shipment, or this is a widely-distributed wine (e.g. Barefoot, Yellow Tail, etc) which we only sell at our physical store or for in-store pickup.

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JS9393 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, September 23, 2021
Simultaneously juicy, very lively and elegant. Spot-on balance and brimming with white-fruit and lemon (fruit and blossom) aromas. Very clean and straight finish. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
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Dr. L Riesling 2021 / 750 ml.

2021 / 750 ml.

Item #: 59636

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