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2007 ERDENER PRÄLAT AUSLESE GOLDCAP, Dr Loosen. Mosel (Half)

Bin:  915

Alcohol percentage:  7%

Area:

Meaning “The Bishop of Erden”, Prälat is one of Germany’s greatest vineyards, right next to the river, effectively within the larger Treppchen area. It has 100% south facing, red slate slopes and an extraordinarily warm microclimate, producing wines of exceptional ripeness (almost always Auslese or sweeter)

Grape variety:

Riesling

Producer:

Ernie Loosen is something of an international ambassador for the Mosel, for Germany itself. Huge energy and great winemaking skills. He owns a quarter of Prälat

Maturity potential:

2012-2029. At its peak 2015-2022.

Old Bridge rating:

Discovering a love for fine German Riesling is the most thrilling of wine adventures. The perfect balance of delicate sweetness and razor sharp acidity; the lightness of body and delicacy of flavour. It’s all here.

Food match:

Auslese is sometimes difficult to food match, but the finest examples, labelled ‘Gold Cap’, are richer and sweeter and so do stand up to fruit tarts. It would still be tempting to drink it INSTEAD of pudding however….

Press review:

Wine Advocate: “Smoky black tea, sassafras, singed grilled pineapple, brown spices, and orange liqueur inform the nose of Loosen’s 2007 Erdener Pralat Riesling Auslese gold capsule. This beautifully and uncannily combines lift and lightness with intensity of flavor; ennobled richness with sheer juiciness; and oiliness of texture with clarity and definition of flavors. Bitter-sweet and smoky elements of herbal concentrate and black tea further help to offset the wine’s sweetness in a long, layered finish. It should merit 25 years in the cellar if not longer.” Score: 94. —David Schildknecht, June 2009.

£33.00

£31.35 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£29.70 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles

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