Dr. Loosen Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spatlese 2014
Single Vineyard Riesling. Steep slopes of iron infused red slate. The structure of the soil provides an intense mineral finish, complexity, and a powerful but elegant finish.
"The Erdener Treppchen Spätlese is a fruit-driven Riesling that combines extraordinary concentration and length with bracing minerality. Beautiful scents of herbs, mint, yellow peach, pear, juicy apricot, and anise."
Bursting of sweet yellow cherries, tangerines and peaches, this fragrant, finely filigreed spätlese screams classic Mosel. Searing lemon-lime acidity counters lush, sunny fruit flavors, finishing with a crystalline haze of honey and nectar. It's stunning now, but has plenty of stuffing to carry through 2025 with aplomb.
Offers lots of creamy accents to the pure, fresh flavors of apple cobbler, peach and dried apricot. The long, succulent finish echoes with rich, silky notes of dried green herbs and lemongrass. Drink now through 2034. 300 cases imported.
Very rich and intense on the nose, with floral and tropical fruit aromas opens the 2014 Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spätlese (#24). This is a nobly textured, concentrated yet very fine and delicate Riesling with a perfect balance of fruit, minerals and acidity. Absolutely delicious and provided with a long and stimulatingly salty finish.
Juicy fresh apple is laced with sassafras and cress in this cooling, crunchy yet glossily-textured interpretation of its genre and site. Site-typical hints of orange peel add to the lingering finishing appeal, and 60-some grams of residual sugar manages not to come off as exaggerated sweetness.