Wine Enthusiast
Dr. Loosen, 2016 Dr. Loosen Riesling Erdener Treppchen Kabinett

91
"Intensely chalky, smoky mineral tones penetrate through bracing white grapefruit and tangerine in this delicately sweet kabinett. Spine tingling lemon-lime acidity captivates the midpalate and leads a long, thrilling citrus finish. It's delightful now but should continue to improve through at least 2021 and hold far longer."
–Apr-18
Vinous
Dr. Loosen, 2016 Dr. Loosen Riesling Erdener Treppchen Kabinett

90
"Fresh apple, grapefruit and lime are piquantly tinged with fruit seeds on the nose as well as on a firm, buoyant, glossy but brightly juicy palate. The penetrating and refreshing finish reveals a bit more site-typicity by way of smokiness, stone suffusion, sassafras, and an incisive note of cress. As with the other two overtly sweet vintage 2016 Loosen Kabinetts, this wine’s sweetness is entirely supportive and doesn’t interfere with clarity or refreshment."
–Jan-18
Wine Spectator
Dr. Loosen, 2016 Dr. Loosen Riesling Erdener Treppchen Kabinett

90
"Floral, showing aromas of dried mint and juniper berry, with enticing guava accents to the apple tart flavors. Silky and layered, but firm acidity cuts through, delivering a spicy, long-lasting aftertaste. Drink now through 2024. 500 cases imported."
–Feb-18
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2016 Dr. Loosen Riesling Erdener Treppchen Kabinett
Dr. Loosen

VINEYARD: "The Little Staircase of Erden" - The Erdener Treppchen (pronounced AIR-din-er TREP-shen) vineyard is so steep that long ago, stone steps were built into the hillside to enable workers to reach the vines. This site was rated “First Vineyard” (“Erste Lage”) in the 1868 Prussian classification of the Mosel and is rated “Great First-Class” in the Wine Atlas of Germany by Hugh Johnson & Stuart Pigott (1995).

Kabinett is the lightest and most delicate style of Riesling in Germany, produced from the earliest grapes in the best vineyard sites. Mosel Kabinetts are some of the most elegant and subtle wines in the world. This densely packed Dr. Loosen Riesling Kabinett shows both elegance and strength in its aromatic intensity and concentrated texture.

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