2020 Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett Alte Reben (Gisela)
The 2020er Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett Alte Reben Gisela (the reference to this internal cask name is provided in small print on the label after the AP number) was harvested at 84° Oechsle in a parcel still planted with 70-80-year-old un-grafted vines in the prime Gross Schock sector of the vineyard, which was classified in the highest category on the old taxation maps, and was fermented down to barely fruitystyled levels of residual sugar (40 g/l). It offers a complex, smoky, and elegant nose of anise, almond, vineyard peach, candied grapefruit, cassis, and some minty herbs. Delicate fruits wrapped into whipped cream and candied grapefruit make for a superbly balanced and finely juicy feel on the palate. The wine leaves a focused and playful feel of white fruits and spices in the almost sharp finish. This Kabinett remains super zesty but has a beautiful playful side which makes it rather unique. There is huge potential here as it develops more complexity with aging. Drink 2028-2045.
Jean Fisch & David Rayer - Mosel Fine Wines