Friday, December 16, 2016

Loose Lips

There are some wines you just can’t stop drinking.  They are o delicious that your mind is working towards the next glass, and you can’t take your eyes off the bottle.  Then you pour some more and you can’t stop the action – not that you want to.  The glass is raised to your mouth and those lips just loosen up and down the wine goes.  The sigh of satisfaction and the brightening of the eyes along with a smile automatically follows.  That wine hits the spot.  It’s perfect.

That’s how SWMBO, Jo-Vino and I see the 2014 Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Kabinett.  We all love Riesling, especially from the Mosel.  And Dr Erni Loosen is close to our hearts.  We’ve all sat by the window in his house overlooking the river while he explains the soils of his different sites.  The 2014 wines have taken some time to come around.  But the Urziger Wurzgarten wines have a roundness and accessibility.  There’s real richness and a bit of spice, without losing any of the Mosel minerality.  Utterly drinkable.   

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