An outstanding Kabinett. Incredibly complex and fragrant, with flowers, red apple and citrus fruits, slate, and mature smoky and savoury nuances all coming together very seamlessly, and a remarkable lightness of touch on the palate. It's hard to put the sense of sheer refreshment and elegance here into words, but each glass of this disappeared remarkably quickly. Prüm always seems to deliver.
Alas, cellared too long. Still pleasant, but the acid had collapsed, leaving something like a cross bewteen a flattish minor burgundy and a thin Alsace wine. Delicate and pleasant flavour, some complexity, but out of balance and a shadow of the vigour it should have had: it needed the more youthful kick of steeley limes.
Cork was soaked and the wine is already moving toward a golden yellow, so this bottle may not of had a peaceful journey in the years before it hit my cellar. Still, no obvious signs of heat damage or premature aging. Nez de lemon, peach, marmalade and a hint of petrol. Not to sweet, not too fruity and true Kabinett level weight. Balance was good and there was enough acidity to cut through the Thai food. Finish was tart and slighty sour, which is a plus in my book.