Floral fruit, dry acidity, mild spritz – delicious
As I’ve raved about elsewhere, Dr Loosen has been the driving force to bring a new generation of crisp Rieslings to international markets at sensible prices, and this Slate Hill offer is no different. It is packed with delightful Riesling floral notes and the exotic sweetness of pineapples and lychees, but offset, as Dr Loosen does so well, by a fine acidity and mineral (slate?) finish, lifted too by a gentle spritz. This gives the wine a fine balance.
Our tasting panel rated this slightly lower than a few other Dr Loosen choices, such as the wonderful Villa Loosen 2020 Riesling (£12.50) or the entry level and simply named Dr Loosen Riesling (£7) because to our palates it is a little less dry. It does come in with 42.6 grams per litre of residual sugar but that is low for a Riesling, of which many will have RS levels of over 100. And this one is a few pounds cheaper, so if you especially adore the floral undertones of the Riesling grape, this would make a very fine choice.
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