Fine German Riesling. Dr. Loosen Vertical: 2009 back to 1985

26th Jun 2014 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Very old vines, low yields, great sites, a top domain. For any lover of fine German Riesling, this will be a most gratifying tasting. Four great Dr Loosen 2009's,  with their mature versions from fine vintages, at eighteen years (1996 Kabinett), twenty three years (1991 Spätlese), twenty four years (1990 Auslese) and 29 years of age (1985 Auslese). And to start with ... a twenty four year old Kabinett. The 'Gold Capsule' designation (all four Auslese here) is reserved for Ausleses of particular  distinction, from great sites in great years.

 

These will not only be hugely pleasurable in themselves, but provide an illuminating insight into how well fine Mosel matures, and into the distinctive personalities of the different vineyard sites. The Erdener Treppchen, Graacher Himmelreich and Erdener Prälat wines have come directly from Erni Loosen's own private cellar, the Bernkasteler Lay and Urziger Würzgarten from mine. Urziger Würzgarten and Erdener Prälat are amongst the Mosel's very top sites, the latter having an almost luscious quality from its particularly warm microclimate.

 

1990 Bernkasteler Lay Kabinett

 

2009 Erdener Treppchen Kabinett

1996 Erdener Treppchen Kabinett

 

2009 Graacher Himmelreich Spätlese

1991 Graacher Himmelreich Spätlese

 

2009 Urziger Würzgarten Auslese Goldkapsel

1990 Urziger Würzgarten Auslese Goldkapsel

 

2009 Erdener Prälat Auslese Goldkapsel

1985 Erdener Prälat Auslese Goldkapsel

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9 Wines, plus canapés.  £97

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