Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett Riesling 2019
Dr Loosen has been in the same family for more than 200 years and its present guardian, Ernst Loosen, is one of the great characters of the wine world. He assumed ownership of the estate in 1988 and immediately realised that, with ungrafted vines averaging 70 years of age, in some of Germany's best-rated vineyards, gave him the raw materials to create stunningly intense, world-class wines. To achieve this, he dramatically reduced his crop size and stopped all chemical fertilisation, preferring only moderate use of organic fertilisers. And, most importantly, he turned to gentler cellar practices that allow the wine to develop its full potential with a minimum of handling and technological meddling.
Elegant and playful with plenty of white fruit, then stunning freshness at the very crisp, lemony finish. Drink or hold. Rating: 92 Points; Stuart Pigott in James Suckling
Fresh and reductive on the attractively clear and aromatic nose with white stone fruit aromas. On the palate, this is a sharp, precise and juicy Sonnenuhr with remarkable finesse and crunchy slate aromas. Lingering salinity and piquancy. Rating: 91 Points; Stephan Reinhardt in Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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