We feature this month a true classic Kabinett from the 2012 vintage from our latest Issue.
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2012 is a true classic vintage in the making for Kabinett and Spätlese wines and lovers of these crisp, fresh and comparatively light-weighted wines will have to plunge onto these offers. More information on some of the most successful wines can be found in our July Issue, which covers Part I of our vintage review.
There are many great wines made in 2012 but one which has stood out with a true "Kabinett character" is a stunningly classic Ruwer wine: the 2012er Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Kabinett from the Karthäuserhof Estate, which we want to highlight as wine of the month.
Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling Kabinett
This has a show-stopping nose of pure spices, mint, gooseberry, tar and white peach. A lovely intense fruity and floral side comes through on the palate yet the wine retains a fresh mouth-watering feeling of lightness. The firm acidity and the modest levels of residual sugar (which are by the way far lower than those seen at most Kabinett in the Mosel) make this an irresistible and perfectly balanced experience. This is a truly superb Kabinett with plenty of life ahead! 2017-2032
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