Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2017

This a good release of this classic wine from Dr Loosen. Only 8% in alcohol, it is typical of the Mosel Kabinett riesling style. In the glass, there are restrained aromas of lemon and stones, with hints of tropical fruit. The palate is off to medium dry and the acidity both refreshing and racy, ablyContinue reading “Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2017”

Bernhard Huber Malterdinger Spätburgunder 2015

This is a very good pinot noir from Bernard Huber in Baden, Germany. ¬†Stylistically, it is much closer to Burgundy than new world pinot noir. ¬†Its aroma has herbal and cherry notes, and is both savoury and restrained. ¬†The palate has resolutely firm acidity and good length. ¬†Ready to drink now, this moreish pinot noir/sp√§tburgunderContinue reading “Bernhard Huber Malterdinger Sp√§tburgunder 2015”

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Wills Domain Cuv√©e d’Elevage Blanc de Blanc NV

This is a good sparkling wine from Wills Domain. However perhaps its most surprising feature is that it is made from 100% scheurebe. Scheurebe is an early twentieth century German cross of riesling and “bukettrebe”, and well regarded as such, but finds its home mostly in Germany and Austria. Apparently some has found its wayContinue reading “Wills Domain Cuv√©e d’Elevage Blanc de Blanc NV”

JJ Pr√ľm Bernkasteler Badstube Kabinett 2007

JJ Prum is one of Mosel’s leading wineries and there’s a little bit of anticipation in opening one of this producer’s bottles. ¬†This particular wine was sourced at auction, and presented as quite developed. ¬†A yellow gold in colour, it opens to aromas that remind of lemon and has a lactic overlay. ¬†The palate isContinue reading “JJ Pr√ľm Bernkasteler Badstube Kabinett 2007”

In search of trocken; Reichsrat von Buhl Trocken Riesling Pfalz 2014

There is a word to be coined to describe the combination of despair, resignation and exasperation that is the discovery that a German wine that you thought would be dry, is in fact is off dry or defiantly ¬†sweeter than that. ¬†Let’s run with trockened. ¬†The fear of trockening (sorry, I did say I wouldContinue reading “In search of trocken; Reichsrat von Buhl Trocken Riesling Pfalz 2014”