2001 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese, Dr Loosen
Dr Loosen has been, in my experience, a rather uneven supplier of good Riesling, I can remember both great and boring wines, but in 2001 they did everything right. The Auslese is a stunning wine, but still very young. But it was a while since I opened a Spätlese from Wehlener, so here it goes.
The nose is deep, fine and elegant with lovely notes of peach ice cream, sweet minerals, lemoncello and matchboxes. Deepens in the glass and becomes creamier. Very, very good. An interesting note of rubber emerges for a while, but in a positive way. Complex and fine.
The taste is medium bodied with all sorts of lemon fruits, there are lemons everywhere in the mouth, in the shape of lemon candy, lemon cream, lemoncello, lemon peel; you name it, it is there. And the acidity in the end is in perfect balance. This is in a very nice drinking stage now.
Since its just 20 minutes since I pulled the cork, I will get back with a definite judgement later, but for now its in the 91-93p range.
Well, the eveing passed by, and it held very well. Became a touch softer, but still with lots of nerv. I really liked it.
92p (tasted 2012/01)