Wine Blogging Wedndesday: Old World Riesling
With work beginning to gear up for the summer, it’s nice to take a bit of a mental break with some old world grace. The wine I chose for this month’s WBW was a Dr. Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Spatlese 2006, which comes from the Mosel region of Germany. Dr. Loosen is, of course, a high profile and well respected German Riesling producer, but I had not previously had a chance to try their old world wines.
The nose reminded me more of a dry riesling with citrusy lime and stark minerals. The palate, however, expanded to include peach and apricot that accomplished a nice balance with the citrus. While having a very full and supple texture, this was also light in the mouth and delicate. The sweetness level was well balanced and a nice full sip develops buoyantly into a silky finish. My only ‘reservation’ is the lack of complexity in the flavours. I would like a more developed and lengthy flavour profile – but the texture is in itself exceptional.
$38 at BCLDB
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