Dr Loosen is good at making wine. Very good. Great Rieslings are truly great and come with the truly great price tags to match. Dr L is the friendly, approachable entry level offer from the brand. Entry level Riesling often means nasty.
This wine came in a cheaply moulded bottle with a screw cap, it’s designed to be drunk with the weeks’ groceries it’s bought with, like all supermarket wines. It’s very pale and smells positively lively with tropical fruits and a mineral zing but no petrol. That makes it far more widely acceptable to less adventurous drinker, but seems weird in a Riesling.
It tasted just off dry with a mineral acidity and more tropical mango fruitiness with lemon and lime. It was light in body and alcohol but with quite a flavour punch. At £7-8 from Sainsbury’s this is great value as a different, lighter choice. At this time of year it would work well as a lunch or afternoon glass when you want to keep the alcohol level low (8%), although it really comes into its own as a summer sipper.