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Dr. Loosen Riesling Ba 2006

External Review by Premium Wine & Spirits:

The andldquo;lightestandrdquo; of four Loosen BAs in 2006, this is a special release in 187-ml bottles. Itandrsquo;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.

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Varietal: Riesling
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Weingut Dr Loosen:
The Dr. Loosen estate has been in the same family for over 200 years. When Ernst Loosen (pronounced loh-zen) assumed ownership in 1988, he realized that with ungrafted vines averaging 60 years old in some of Germany’s best-rated vineyards, he had the raw materials to create stunningly intense, world-class wines. To achieve this, Ernst dramatically reduced his crop size and stopped all chemical... Read more
The Dr. Loosen estate has been in the same family for over 200 years. When Ernst Loosen (pronounced loh-zen) assumed ownership in 1988, he realized that with ungrafted vines averaging 60 years old in some of Germany’s best-rated vineyards, he had the raw materials to create stunningly intense, world-class wines. To achieve this, Ernst dramatically reduced his crop size and stopped all chemical fertilization, preferring only moderate use of organic fertilizers. And, most importantly, he turned to gentler cellar practices that allow the wine to develop its full potential with a minimum of handling and technological meddling. Read less

External Reviews for Dr. Loosen Riesling Ba

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The andldquo;lightestandrdquo; of four Loosen BAs in 2006, this is a special release in 187-ml bottles. Itandrsquo;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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

So bountiful in sugar was this vintage, that not only did Dr. Loosen render Beerenauslese from most of the estateandrsquo;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. andldquo;My grandfather would have said andlsquo;Too much Beerenauslese? Impossible!andrsquo;andrdquo; relates Loosen. andldquo;But in fact thatandrsquo;s how it was this year.andrdquo; (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.)


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

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.)


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

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.



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