From behind yeasty fermentative notes emerge scents of lemon, apple and wet stone. The midpalate impression is sleek and lithe, delivering a lemon- and vanilla-cream-like sense of richness but also abundant, bright juiciness. The buoyantly and refreshingly lingering finish adeptly integrates the wine’s considerable residual sugar while displaying delightful transparency to stony and alkaline nuances. Incidentally, acidity here is not quite eight grams, yet, as indicated, the wine by no means lacks for tang or animation.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2032
Mosel Fine Wines 91
The 2018er Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett was harvested at approx. 83° Oechsle and was fermented down to fruity-styled levels of residual sugar (50 g/l). It offers a beautiful even if rather ripe nose of pear, quince, herbs and spices. The wine is firmly structured and racy on the palate and leaves a great long feel of ripe fruits and fine herbs into the long and racy finish. This is one of the few real Kabinett of the vintage, but one which is still marked by its acidity and will need a few years to find its balance.
Anticipated maturity: 2026-2038