Sunday, May 17, 2009

Dr. Loosen, Mosel, Erdener Treppchen, Riesling Kabinett, 2006 (May 11, 2009)

Normally, I would post my notes on a superficially humble, mid-week wine such as this on the monthly "Misc Notes" post, but as WineRoute have marked it down this month to 80 NIS, I felt a modicum of urgency in posting was warranted. 

The nose is fairly complete and on the move, as it very elegantly develops in the glass: green apples and apple-pie with a hint of flowers, more than a dash of chalk and, somewhat surprisingly, flint, and later on showing subtle herbal notes. The palate is sweet on the attack, though a green-apple acidity complements that very nicely throughout. Though it offers a moderate complexity of flavors, it is somewhat austere and quinine-ish on the finish, but not enough to keep me from buying a few more.

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