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2018 Dr Loosen Riesling "Blue Slate Kabinett"

Dr. Loosen 2018 Blue Slate Kabinett Riesling

Winery: Dr Loosen

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Blue Slate Kabinett"

Wine Category: Riesling

Grape blend: 100% Riesling

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Mosel Saar Ruwer

State or country: Germany

Price: $22

Cases produced: 8,000

KWG Score: 90.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: February 17, 2020

Wine Review: This is a very nice off-dry German Riesling. It is a very pale straw color and has white florals, ripe pear, wet slate and ginger ale in the bouquet. It has medium body, medium-plus acidity and is crisp and focused. There is a slightly effervescent tingle on entry, with flavors of white peach, green apple, dried apricot, honey and minerality, with a hint of clementine at the end. It finishes a little sweet with a moderate length. A slightly spicy Thai firecracker shrimp dish would go well with this Riesling. – Mark

Winemaker Notes: This classic Mosel Kabinett is harvested from higher-elevation parcels owned by Dr. Loosen. The wine is bright and pure with the vibrant white peach fruit and a floral, flinty minerality that is so typical from blue slate. A plush attack on the mid-palate leads to a deliciously firm, delicate finish. This wine makes an elegant aperitif and is an excellent match for seafood, spicy Asian cuisine and lighter dishes.

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