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, ably balancing the impression of residual sugar. This paradigm Mosel wine can be enjoyed now or cellared. Rating: Very Good. Abv: 8%. Price: $30. Website: https://drloosen.com. Reviewed: January 2020.
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 is off dry, fresh and retains a youthful spritz typical of Kabinett. It has great length and quite developed characters of clarified butter. Seek out well stored examples, but even this more developed version remains a very enjoyable wine. (Alc: 9.5%, Region: Mosel, Germany, Rating: Good to Very Good, Drink: now to 2022, Price: >$50, Tasted: October, 2017)
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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 balanced with refreshing racy acidity and some youthful spritz, producing a wine with a crisp and mouth watering finish. Its alcohol barely registering at 8%, this is a lovely, fresh Mosel riesling. Good
Abv: 8%, Price: $30, Vendors and website: http://drloosen.com, Tasted: 2015
JJ Prum’s wines rarely disappoint, and this wine is no exception. From the Mosel, the 2011 vintage of the Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett has delicate aromatics of stone, lemon and lemon rind. Its palate is off dry, framed by high acid and its delicate aromatics carry through to the palate. There is a lovely harmony and balance with this wine, as the high acidity seamlessly knits together the fruit flavours and a medium to long length finish on the palate.