This may have lost a touch of freshness from a year ago but is aging beautifully especially for a sub-$9 wine. Impossible to beat for the price. Overall my notes match those from a year ago with the wine featuring citrus fruits and good acidity overall. I look forward to seeing where this continues to go with time- it's drinking well now but no hurry either.
Light, and a little sweeter than the semi-dry Rieslings I have grown to like. Still some lip-smacking acidity here, and definitely a good choice as a starter wine, but not quite as versatile with the apps.
The wine is a light straw color. Nose is minerally and acidic with spicy fruit. When the bottle wa opened a good bit of pressure was released and when the inital glass was poured there was significant effervescence. The taste showed a nice bright fruity flavor and a lot of acid; along with the effervescence that acicity was out of balance. The wine was tasty and a good wine but not my favorite style. It could have been much nicer without the fizz.
Aromas of white flowers. Had a creamy mouth feel; bright; citrus tasting; off dry; taste of lime zest; bananas and blue popsicle. Needs food. Paired well with a dish of cod fish; bacon and Brussels sprouts. The wine complimented the bitterness and saltiness of the dish. Would pair well with Thai food or similar flavored foods.
My last 2010 bottle, and it proved to be an especially balanced and refreshing vintage for the Dr. L. In the QPR hall of fame, Dr. L truly stands alone, as the most affordable means to imbibe a classically Mosel riesling.
Another nice bottle. All the classic apple and cirtus flavors that say "Mosel", but without much slate. Delicious low end bottling without much depth or complexity, but this is what I would expect at the price point (maybe a little more than I would expect). The 2010 acidity really keeps this lively.
Clear and lite in the glass. Full nose of lime, herbs, pith, Fuji apple, terpene, honey and white peach. Lite body and pithy with grapefruit, tangerine, zest, herbs and apple on the palate. Structured acidity and flinty minerals. Fruit isn't giving enough. Short finish.
Petrol initially dominates the nose but is inconsequential on palate. Green and red apples, splash of fresh cherry juice, and a touch of minerality that gains traction with air. Lacks the depth and complexity of finer Mosels, but unmistakingly German riesling all the same. Not bad for $10
Vinho muito bom e refrescante. Tomamos com canapes de foie gras, caiu mto bem. Vinho bem claro, transparente, com olfato mineral e tons florais, notas de goiaba. Na boca, bem refrescante, com boa acidez e leve doçura. Recomendo.
This was a very classic and traditional tasting Riesling. Sweet and fruity with notes of sweet apple, pear, white grapes (duh), a little pineapple, and some grass. A slight flavor of smooth banana. I'm enjoying American Rieslings a little more right now like Charles Smith Kung Fu Girl. This certainly was not bad by any means, but maybe just a little to sweet for me.
pale lemon, med+ intensity, youthful, peach, lemon, floral, slate; of dry, med+ acid, low alcohol/light body, med+ intensity, med finish, apple, pear, white peach, stone; good- drink now, finish just short enough to show quality and price but still a very good QPR riesling
Slate and lime coming through on the nose. Flavors of green apple, slate, honeydew, and honey. Nice acidity on the medium-length finish. Enough residual sugar to be a crowd-pleaser yet enough acid balancing it out to please more nuanced palates.
Metallic straw with a touch of chartreuse. Off dry, racy, bright, clean, and balanced. The Mosel's signature acidity cuts through classic notes of green apples, stonefruit, pears, slate, honeysuckle, and a tug of limestone minerality on the crisp finish. Always a solid citizen. Outstanding QPR.
Ah.....this lovely riesling is light, sweet and crisp, with a slight sparkle on the tongue. It is nicely balanced and sweet but not overpowering. It has hints of pear, grapefruit with a slight floral aspect. Consistently pleasing and pairs with most meals .
Lovely, simple riesling. Granny Smith apple, peaches and lemon sherbet with some minerality and a touch of classic, Mosel-riesling nose. Nice spritz to it too and palate-tingling acidity without drying out the mouth. Thirst-quenching. Little complexity but great value for money. Perfect for midweek drinking, especially on a bright spring evening!
This is one to buy cases of, as a weekday go-to for spicy anything. And only $10?! I think it can be had elsewhere for even less. This is my go-to for street tacos, esp. with green salsa. The low alc and sweetness play off the heat, acidity plays well with the acidity in the salsa without either overwhelming the other, and has enough body to tackle the oiliness. grapefruit flavors played up when paired with citrus in food. an excellent wine from an excellent producer.
Clear, lemon, medium intensity, with hints of gold. A subtle nose displaying green apple, lemon and some white peach. The nose is developing. The palate is dry, with a touch of residual sugar. The palate is consistent iwth the nose. Medium plus acidity, with medium alcohol. Not a lot of complexity, but there is medium plus flavor intensity and the finish is medium in intensity. A great value. Drink now. It might improve a little with some bottle ageing, but then it might also lose some of its freshness.
Bacchanal at St. Chauncy; 1/15/2012-1/16/2012 (Cambridge, MA): Lots of material here. Acidity in spades runs through an imposing concentration of fruit extract: lime blossom, pineapple, wet autumn leaves, sour cherry, and raspberry amidst a ton of ripe granny smith apples. Long, long finish. So drinkable... (thank goodness it is a polite 8.5% ABV)
pnp, and had with spicy chinese dinner, slightly sweet, peach/pear flavor profile, just a touch of acidity. Really liked this. Tasted side by side with 2010 St. Urbans-Hof Riesling QbA and came out on top. Will continue to buy as my party/midweek riesling...
Straw yellow; candied limes, slate, apples; lemony, peachy, light body, bracing acidity, ok finish. Usual Mosel lime and slate but simpler than previous vintages. Needed more structure to balance acidity.
Clear, yellow and lite green hints with med-lite viscosity in the glass. Soft lime pith, terpene, melon and tropical fruit on the muted nose. Lite body and off-dry with melon, pear and tart tropical fruit on the palate. Simple and enjoyable, but could use more backbone. Short finish.
8.5% - jaune pale avec tinte de vert / intensité moyenne et notes de pommes vertes et minérale / demi-sec, acidité moyenne+, très minérale en boucher et bien balancé, finale moyenne. fin simple, peu complexe, mais franc. Bon rapport Q/P.
Very light in color, with a lightly tropical nose, on the palate this is crisp and clean, but maybe just a little too sharp and edgy. It also lacks a little depth. But it is as smooth as it can be with all that acidity, and tasty if not overly complex. Best of all, it is inexpensive at $13, and it's available all over the place.
Aromas of white flowers, asian pears, flint and dust. Also a bit of morning dew. Pear and apples intermingled with gardenia and strong mineral notes on the palate. The acid is more apparent upfront, but it mellows out quite quickly. There's noticeable smokiness on the relatively short finish.
Razor sharp acidity on both the nose and palate; Tons of lime, sour green apple, slate and a bit of something I can't quite make out. Off-dry, but the sweetness balances well with the acidity. Mid-length finish. Could probably use a few more months for the acidity to settle a bit more, but then will be fresh for several years.
Olho: Límpido, amarelo limão pálido. Nariz: Limpo, intenso, brioche (levedura), abacaxi, pessêgo. Boca: Seco com açúcar residual perceptível, acidez alta, corpo e persistência médios, abacaxi. Vinho refrescante e muito agradável para acompanhar entradas e pratos leves. Degustado no AK por R$ 53 (excelente custo-benefício).
This is a nice return to the raciness of the 2008 vintage. Lemons, limes and granny smith apples. Good, biting acidic crunch. Sweetness is nicely buffered by the structure. A bit lacking in mid palate sap, but this is superb for the price.
A subtle nose displaying green apple, lemon, nectarine along with some smokey and slate aromas. A touch of residual sugar on the palate, along with some pear, tart nectarine, lemon oil, and a nice tart apple finish. Not a lot of complexity, but continues to deliver for the price year after year. Seems to show more acidity than previous vintages, which I enjoyed. Good.
This is a very consistent wine year in and year out. 2010 is no different. Had some great apple, cream and pear flavors to go with a nice acidity. This went well with several hot dips that were at the picnic, balancing the spicy flavors against the sweetness in the wine.
Typical riesling, sweat but not too sweat. I think shelving a few years might relax this wine similar to older rieslings. I agree that if you are looking for something to sit out in the sun and drink this is your bottle. DR has been good rieslings each time I have drank them.
green apple and glitter come to mind. first produced in 1996 from estate fruit, then '98 along with contracts. 1878, Riesling is declared the only varietal of the Middle Mosel by the Archbishop of Triers (so I was told).
100% riesling, 100% slate, a touch of petrol. firne (fer-num) old pottery has an old clay smell, old copper or old cubbards have this smell, it is mainly a word for something being old. The word has a special association with and old sous bois smell of a Riesling.
Knackeig -- a word for crutch -- a nice bitey acidity. A nice bite like a frankfuter or wurtz.
Vintage after vintage, one of the best values in wine. The '10s, judging from this first taste, have bruising acidity as a defining characteristic, much more so than the past two vintages, and comparatively little sweetness. That they remain balanced can be credited to the almost fleshy palate of lemon and white pit fruit. The nose has some lemon drop and tart apple, with a fresh floral note. Possibly my favorite vintage of this wine to date, though I'm curious as to how it'll fare in wider opinion.