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Dr Loosen Red Slate 2015

Dr Loosen, Dry Riesling – Red Slate, Qualitatswein, Bernkastel, Mosel, Germany, 2015 This wine: lot No. illegible (below front label), varietal riesling, screw-cap closure, 12.5% abv, Weavers, £13.74 (12/18) Consumer tasting note: a very good value Mosel rielsing from Dr … Continue reading

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Kanzemer Altenberg Auslese 1976

Maximilian v. Othegraven, Riesling, Weingut Kanzemer Berg, VDP QmP Kanzemer Altenberg Auslese (Saar), Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany, 1976 This wine: lot No. not required until the early 1990s, 1991 I believe, fuder (barrel) 8 (on front label), varietal riesling, coated natural cork … Continue reading

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Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 1995

Selbach-Oster, Zeltinger Sonnenuhr, Riesling Auslese, Pradikatswein, Zeltingen (mid-way between Urzig and Bernkastel-Kues), Mosel,  Germany, 1995 This wine: lot No. not found, so a single bottling run assumed; varietal riesling, natural cork closure stained to full length, easily extracted having lost … Continue reading

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Kohl’s Regent Rotwein 2010

Stephan Kohl, Regent Rotwein, Deutscher Wein, Neumagen-Dhron, Mosel, Germany, 2010 Firstly a word on regent .. a  hybrid (non-vinifera) variety developed in 1967, approved for German quality wine production in 1996. It has good disease resistance, similar to another hybrid, … Continue reading

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Dr Loosen Graacher Himmelreich Riesling 2012

Dr Loosen, VDP Riesling Kabinett, Graacher Himmelreich, Mosel, 2012 Graach is a Mosel village between Berncastel and Wehlen, the Himmelreich vineyard is steep, south-west facing with blue slate based soils. This wine: screw cap closure, 8% abv, widely available £13 WSET … Continue reading

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Falkensteiner Hofberg Mosel Riesling 2008

Friedrich Wilhelm Gymnasium, Falkensteiner Hofberg Riesling, Mosel, Germany 2008 Natural cork closure, 10.5% abv, Majestic Wine, £7 When first tasted, the opening note was overtly wet wool, which was why I bought a bottle, followed by limy citrus. WSET style … Continue reading

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Sonnenuhr Riesling Beerenauslese 2006

Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Beerenauslese, Mosel, Germany, 2006 Varietal riesling, natural cork closure, 375ml, 7% abv, BBR about £60 WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, of deep intensity gold, and showing tears. Nose: clean on the nose with a … Continue reading

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Dr Loosen Grey Slate Riesling 2013

Dr Loosen, Riesling Qualitatswein, Bernkastel, Mosel, Germany 2013 See my posts on sweetness in, and classification of, German wine. Screw cap closure, 10.5% abv, £10, widely available. WSET style tasting note Appearance – clear and bright, medium intensity lemon, showing tears. … Continue reading

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Dr Wagner Mosel Riesling 2012

Dr Wagner, Saarburg, VDP Riesling, Mosel, Germany 2012 Screw cap closure, 8.5% abv, £9, Waitrose WSET style tasting note Appearance – clear and bright, medium intensity lemon, showing tears. Nose – clean on the nose, with a medium intensity, youthful, … Continue reading

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Riesling Sekt Mosel 2011

Stephan Kohl, Riesling Sekt, extra brut, b.A Mosel, Germany 2011 Hand riddled, 12.5% abv, about £10, n/a UK, but can easily import from the producer, see producers. WSET style tasting note Appearance – medium intensity gold, showing small-sized bubbles and tears. Nose … Continue reading

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