Loosen Bros. Riesling Dr. L Riesling 2011

Member Review by JenniferT:

Notes of apple and pineapple/sweet tropical fruit on the nose. More sweet juicy apple on the palate, with notes of lime/citrus zest. The apple is really the most dominant flavor here, but it's kind of multidimensional, and also reminds me of baked apple/apple pie filling. I think the sweetness levels put this wine closer to off-dry. There are also tiny bubbles throughout the wine - barely noticeable, and presumably the result of some unintended secondary fermentation in the bottle. (I wonder if this may have adversely affected the wine? I know this wine is very popular, but I am not very impressed.) I think the sweetness was overpowering in relation to the fruit and acidity, and the wine strikes me as over-ripe. That said, it still paired very well with a thai takeout lunch.

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Member Reviews for Loosen Bros. Riesling Dr. L Riesling

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Snooth User: JenniferT
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2.00 5
05/17/2013

Notes of apple and pineapple/sweet tropical fruit on the nose. More sweet juicy apple on the palate, with notes of lime/citrus zest. The apple is really the most dominant flavor here, but it's kind of multidimensional, and also reminds me of baked apple/apple pie filling. I think the sweetness levels put this wine closer to off-dry. There are also tiny bubbles throughout the wine - barely noticeable, and presumably the result of some unintended secondary fermentation in the bottle. (I wonder if this may have adversely affected the wine? I know this wine is very popular, but I am not very impressed.) I think the sweetness was overpowering in relation to the fruit and acidity, and the wine strikes me as over-ripe. That said, it still paired very well with a thai takeout lunch.


Snooth User: lynnjp
1385547470
4.00 5
12/03/2013

I am a newbie but here goes, this wine gave me impressions of pineapples, peachy-ness and sweet fruit in the glass, upon tasting I got a fruity and somewhat mineral semi-sweetness and upon drinking I felt it was balanced well in acidity and sweetness, fruitiness and minerality. I enjoyed this wine. Shared with friends over a dinner of pork tenderloin roast w/ portabella mushrooms, young buttered potatoes, green bean casserole and dessert of pecan and pumpkin pies.


Snooth User: cj1375
106356425
4.00 5
04/28/2013

Four glasses


Snooth User: sgarcia61
783176470
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 03/13/2013

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Onin24eagle
1012672596
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 02/15/2012

Green apple and melon on the nose. Nice acidity, just a touch of sweetness. Granny Smith apple and pineapple on the palate with some grapefruit on the finish. Kind of has that hint of bitterness on the finish that you get with grapefruit. Not much, just a touch and if not for that I'd give it a higher rating. It is, however, a very crisp and well balanced wine. A good value for the money.


Snooth User: caesura
881477160
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 05/23/2012

It actually tastes like grapes. Very refreshing.


Snooth User: Leigh Ann Laughon
151285557
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 08/14/2014

Excellent!!


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External Reviews for Loosen Bros. Riesling Dr. L Riesling

External Review
Source: Salute! Wine Market
05/21/2009

Dr. L. Riesling embodies the elegant and racy style of the steep slate soil vineyards in the Mosel valley. It is fruity and low in alcohol, with a refreshingly crisp taste that cools the palate. Excellent with spicy foods.


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Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
02/07/2013

Luscious pear, peach and apple aromas retain the crisp sweet tart quality of ripening fruit just before harvest. On the palate, the medium-bodied wine is refreshing and juicy, with zippy acidity balancing bright flavors of pear, apricot, mango and lime. T


External Review
Vintage: 2008 11/21/2010

#62 on 2009 Top 100; Sleek and tangy, showing apricot, lime and mango flavors matched to a lively structure. There's good harmony and persistence through the finish. Drink now through 2018. 75,000 cases made. -BS Wine Spectator. A Riesling wine from Mosel Saar Ruwer in Germany. 2008 Doctor Loosen Riesling QbA Dr L 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2008 11/25/2009

WS: 90 Points, Top 100 2009


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/17/2010

Sleek and tangy, showing apricot, lime and mango flavors matched to a lively structure. Shows good harmony and persistence through the finish. Drink now through 2018.-B.S.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 11/16/2010

This wine was just selected as "Wine of the Year" in the latest edition of The Wine Trials" , a book that blind tastes under $15 wines against $50 and up counterparts. Dr. Ernst Loosen is a superstar winemaker in Germany’s Mosel River valley. His wines routinely bring high scores from critics worldwide. He works with his brother Thomas on this easy-drinking best buy Riesling, all with grapes from the steep-sloped, slate-infused vineyards flanking the Mosel. Just off-dry, it’s an ideal aperitif to pair with smoked salmon, goat cheese and charcuterie. Wine Spectator ranked it #62 on their Top 100 Wines for 2009 with a 90 point score saying “Sleek and tangy, showing apricot, lime and mango flavors matched to a lively structure. There's good harmony and persistence through the finish. Drink now through 2018.”




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