Wednesday, February 3, 2010
The Doctor Is In
The wine was a 2008 Loosen Brothers, Dr. L, Riesling from the Mosel. The nose was all about white peaches and lime poured over a piece of slate. The lime and peaches were in full force in the taste, each being very up front. The slate like minerality kicked in about half way through and lasted until the end. There was tremendous acid to refresh the palate and a long, lively finish to clear the palate. The wine was 8.5% alcohol but the acid was more than enough to make this wine taste drier and resemble an Australian Riesling. That was the surprise about this wine; it tasted and felt much drier than it actually was. Very good effort by the Doctor, and affordable at $11 a bottle. Inexpensive Riesling doesn't get much better than this.