So this was totally delicious! Vivid acidity controls the considerable residual sugar (it’s about 40 g/l), so the overall effect is still crisp and fresh, with generous fruit and of course very low alcohol that makes the wine so drinkable. Sadly, there’s not much inventory around any more (check the “find it” link below), but if you are lucky enough to come across a bottle or two, snap it up! It’s a great value.
2015 DR. LOOSEN BLUE SLATE RIESLING KABINETT, Prädikatswein
Vintages #160846 • $22.95 • 750ml. • 90/100This is a delicious Riesling. The wine is light straw in hue. An envelope of stony minerality with a hint of rubber surrounds a core of red apple, lemon, melon and white peach aromas, with some ginger spice and a hint of fresh herbs. The wine is medium-dry, with high acidity and low alcohol. On the palate the fresh apple, lime and peach flavours take on a slightly honeyed and spicy character, but the seam of focused acidity remains vibrant to the lengthy, luscious finish. An excellent wine at a great price.
Tasted Sept 16, 2016 • SELECT WINE MERCHANTS INC. (Agent) • Find it at your nearest LCBO • Share Recommendation