2016 Erdener Treppchen Riesling Grosses Gewächs, Dr Loosen

One of the gems of Ernie's range, the 2016 Treppchen is a delight. There's notes of ginger and dried slate, as well as peaches and pineapples. Brilliantly put together, there's so much elegance and depth here.

Critic score
91.5/100
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Bottle
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£32.60
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£195.60

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Germany
  • Grape
    Riesling
  • Maturity
    Young 2020 - 2040
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    12.5%
2016 Erdener Treppchen Riesling Grosses Gewächs, Dr Loosen

TASTING NOTES

Tasted in late July 2017 and slated for late September bottling, this displays a surprisingly prominent green apple component given that it reflects selective picking for optimal ripeness and in a vintage typically low in malic acid. But the tartness is undeniably invigorating, an impression accentuated by overtones of shrubby, pungent, piquant rosemary and privet. A glossy feel midpalate helps buffer the acids, but there is still plenty of animation, brightness and invigoration left in the smoke- and stone-tinged, pithily sustained finish.

David Schildknecht, vinous.com
91—92/100

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