2019 Dr Loosen Erdener Treppchen Alte Reben Riesling Grosses Gewachs
The 2019 Erdener Treppchen Riesling GG Alte Reben comes from two very old plots adjacent the Prälat (the upper part of the former original Treppchen and the lower Herzlay) that have never been replanted since long before World War I. It shows a clear, intense yet subtle and deep, highly complex but also refined bouquet of very fine red slate and herbal aromas as well as perfectly clear and elegant Riesling fruits. Silky textured, highly finessed and perfectly balanced on the palate, this is a very intense and juicy, enormously long and concentrated yet finessed and mouthwatering Treppchen with the crystalline grip of broken slate and the intensity and complexity of biblical vines in a great terroir. The 2019 Treppchen is arguably the finest dry wine I have ever tasted from Ernie Loosen. Highly recommended. Drink 2020 - 2050.
Stephan Reinhardt - Wine Advocate (Oct 2020)
Stunning aromas of beautiful lemon curd, apricots and anise. Packed with fruit and so succulent, although it is properly dry. Very intense, long finish with anise, fennel and minerals. Drink or hold.
Quite gentle on the nose with fennel representing the herbal element, while nuances of peach and yellow plums bring fruit to the fragrance. The palate is more forward with juicy stone fruit and a rich viscous texture. Even minerality is served in liquid form with an appetising saline flavour. Well balanced and quite accessible already.
Michael Schmidt - jancisrobinson.com