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/spätburgunderContinue reading “Bernhard Huber Malterdinger Spätburgunder 2015”

JJ Prüm 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 Prüm 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”

Weingut Bernard Huber Malterdinger Pinot Noir 2013

Part of studying for the MW means tasting random wines from time to time, and then realising that entire industries are built around what ostensibly appeared an excursion along a less well trodden path.  Even this German pinot noir from Baden – and normal people have tuned out long before the subregion of Baden isContinue reading “Weingut Bernard Huber Malterdinger Pinot Noir 2013”

Dr Loosen Riesling Kabinett 2012 Graacher Himmelreich

Incomprehensible German wine labelling laws aside, I should drink more German riesling.  This is a very typical example of a good quality Mosel Cabinet riesling from Dr. Loosen.  Its aromatics are very attractive, with expressions of white florals, stones and lemon rind.  The palate is off-dry, perhaps even medium-dry at a pinch, but well balancedContinue reading “Dr Loosen Riesling Kabinett 2012 Graacher Himmelreich”