Completely unlike the last bottle I opened (which was sullen and reductive). This showed bright, crisp fruit and lively finishing acidity. The sweetness is notable, but the acids make everything finish with a dry feeling - inviting the next sip. Good food companion.
Opened for Valentine's dinner and served with Lobster Noodles. Compared to a couple of 03 Donnhoff Spatlese's I had a few days ago, this was sweeter and I found the Donnhoff's a little more elegant. I like this though and it paired well with the food
This is consistently one of the best Kabinetts I've ever had. It's better with a couple years in bottle from vintage. Right now, the 2008 is smoking. Mineral-driven on the soaring nose, with great peach and apricot notes. In the mouth, vibrant and delightful, with tangy fruit and zest acidity. Strong finish. This is magnificent now. A-/A
I sure hope this is just in an awkward phase. Lots of reduction (distinct aroma of burning rubber) and the acid overwhelmed the very minimal fruit. I had been very much looking forward to drinking this, but sadly could not enjoy it one bit. I've had fantastic experiences with Adam's '08 Spatlese and the '08 Feinherb, but this was simply not good. Not sure whether to try another bottle soon or presume it's shut down and let the rest sit for a few years.
This was a very bright and light gold color and very clear. The smells were floral and spciy with citrus notes, orange rind, and hints of the chemical smell of gas. The flavor was delicious lemon, lime and pure and precise citrus fruit. The finish was about 30 seconds and very zingy and refreshing.
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