Brief Wine Note – 2004 Dr Loosen Erdener Treppchen Riesling Kabinett

16 Jul

Popped and poured, and then allowed to air over a 2.5 hour period.

Medium amber color, initial attack on the nose of acrid burnt sugar and petrol.  Initially feared that the wine had cooked.   Although it had come from proper storage, always a chance that it had been damaged prior to purchase.

With air, the wine blossomed and began to show lovely aroma as the burnt nose became caramel, with aromas of apple, pear, orange peel, dried flowers, and wet stone.  On the palate the wine has a bit of trapped CO2 and vibrant acidity.  The flavor is probably best described as a being a caramel covered Granny Smith apple from the county fair – in a glass.

Overall a lovely wine that is well into its second phase of life (for those of you who enjoy aged Rieslings as well as fresh ones).  I look forward to sampling and sharing some additional bottles of the ’04 from the cellar, as well as some ’01s, in the coming years.

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