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Riesling 2011, Dr. L,  Mosel QualitätsweinWeingut Dr. Loosen ($14.45, 10685251)
The estate’s entry-level Riesling is a négociant wine made from grapes bought under long-term contracts. Vinified in stainless steel tanks. 8.5% ABV.
Fresh, classic German Riesling nose: lime, grapefruit, white peach, quartz and slate. Off-dry, though the sweetness is quickly cut by crisp acidity and evanesces before the end. The flavours are light, almost rainwatery, with lemon-lime and green apple overtones. There’s a soft tingle – whether from carbon dioxide, acidity or the minerals is anybody’s guess – and a clean, slatey finish. Surprising that a wine so slender and slight can stand up so well to a fiery pad thai. You can find Rieslings with more substance and backbone for $5 more but you won’t find a better one at this price.

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Written by carswell

February 19, 2013 at 10:17

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  1. […] and spice in the background. Bright acidity sours and saves the finish. With more presence than the Dr. L, this worked well enough with stir-fried shrimp in garlic chile sauce, though I wouldn’t have […]

    Sweet and low « Brett happens

    February 20, 2013 at 10:14


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