It’s been a while since we’ve taken the time to taste and post about a Riesling, hence these tasting notes on Loosen Bros. Dr. L Riesling 2014.

As commonly known, Riesling is a white grape original to the Rhine region in Germany. This varietal wine is normally aromatic, and depending on age and when the grapes are picked, comes with an acidic and sugary nature. An interesting thing to note about Riesling wines is that they are traditionally¬† found in long, tapered bottles. Think back to the Rieslings you’ve recently had and you’ll see this is true to form.

On colour, the Loosen Bros. Dr. L Riesling 2014 holds a perfect golden hue.¬† On the nose, you’ll pick up citrus, honeysuckle, and light minerality.¬† On the palate, tastes of well-tempered acidity blended with the right levels of sugar, all combined with apple and pear are present.

The Dr Loosen group classes this Riesling as the perfect starter Riesling, and we agree. Anyone new to wines or new to traditional Rieslings will find this pleasing. While I prefer a dry Riesling, there was no mistaking the wonderful pairing of Loosen Bros. Dr. L Riesling 2014 and spicy Italian salami!

This wine retails at the LCBO for $13.95.

We gave this wine a score of 3.5/5