Dr. Loosen Erdener Pralat Riesling Auslese Gold Cap 2018
Luscious notes of apricot preserve, honey and marmalade combine in this powerfully concentrated auslese. Sourced from red-slate soils of the Erdener Prälat vineyard, it's intensely fruity and lusciously sweet but spicy and earthen too, accented by hints of ash, saffron and struck slate. Supple and dainty yet nervous with an electric tension, it's a fantastic wine to enjoy young or to mature for decades to come.
This auctioned lot features salted caramel and nut brittle, candied orange peel and quince preserves on a heady nose and a creamy, luscious palate. On the superbly sustained finish, the aforementioned salinity stimulates the salivary glands and delightfully complements the wine's richness, while nip and tingle of lemon and orange peels cut the almost confectionary combination of nut pastes and pronounced sweetness.