Sunday, September 07, 2008

2006 Loosen Bros. "Dr. L." Riesling

Let's take another break from obscure grapes and taste that most elegant grape, Riesling, at a particularly interesting price point.

Dr. Loosen is one of German's most renowned estates, but this wine - the 2006 Loosen Bros. "Dr. L" Riesling - is their low-end bottling. The nose of lemon tart and cantaloupe, pretty white flowers, and slate-y petrol was anything but low-end. Pretty serious on the palate as well - flavourful, lemony and slightly efferscent - a joy to drink, and worthy of a shout out at this price point. Awesome with shrimp and feta pasta.
screw top, 8.5% alcohol
Score: 16/20
Price: C$14.40 (SAQ)


A said...

The Dr. L is fantastic! I've always thought that it's one of the best German Rieslings under $20

Joe said...

I agree, tough to beat that price, and I guess it is easy to find in the 'Peg. Funny how German Riesling has not really "caught on" - still pretty limited selections at shops and wine lists across North America...