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2018 Schlossgut Diel Riesling Kabinett Nahe

SKU #1487227 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2018 Riesling Kabinett is refined, clear and flinty on the nicely reductive and slate-driven nose. Lush and round, with concentrated, ripe fruit and dense texture, this is a promising and persistent Riesling bottled with 8.5% alcohol plus about 45 grams of residual sugar. Tasted in July 2019. I had an impressive and extensive tasting with Caroline Diel in July this year when I tasted wines from three vintages. Among the 40 or so wines, there was not a single one that was not at least excellent. Caroline's long-aged sparkling wines are some of Germany's finest fizz, as is the Pinot Noir Caroline and the Cuvée Victor that blends Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc. Caroline joined her father, Armin, at the Schlossgut in 2006, but in 2017 she completely and legally took over, and she has even improved the Rieslings, which have become more precise, clear, fresh and mineral. Her Burgberg GG has become one of the Nahe's most exquisite site-specific, dry Rieslings, and it is released only two years after the harvest. In 2017, the Goldloch GG is not far apart, though. All of the grands crus are vinified in large oak (Stück and Doppelstück), whereas the Pinot wines are raised in Burgundian pièces. Last but not least, you can find world-class sweet Rieslings here. All in all, a giant step for Caroline Diel. Congratulations! (SR) Inner quote mark (10/2019)

91 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark A delicious kabinett, elegant midpalate, with white raspberry and ruby grapefruit flavors that extend to envelop notes of dried pineapple and hints of eucalyptus on the finish. Needs a year or two to come together, but all the elements are there. Best from 2021 through 2033. Inner quote mark (5/2020)

Vinous

Outer quote mark Mint-tinged honeydew melon and apple on the nose anticipate the cooling, luscious impression conveyed on a buoyant, polished palate. The sweetness here is entirely supportive. Stimulating apple seed piquancy, zest of lime and a nip of raw ginger add to the appeal of an energetically and refreshingly sustained finish. (DS) Inner quote mark (6/2020)


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By: Dejah Overby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/18/2020 | Send Email
This is right on point with classic aromas and classic flavors. The nose has a lovely waxy lemon verbena candle with additional chamomile floral aromas, fruits similar to lychee, yellow cantaloupe and fresh apricot spread throughout. Green pear and green apple enter in the mid-palate all together and in the finish honeysuckle, tangerine and a bright tartness lingering on the finish. A wine that is an absolute perfect paring with spicy Thai curries, spicy ramen or spicy sushi's.

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