Highlights: Fritz Haag Brauneberger Riesling Kabinett 2017 Mosel, Germany
I really liked this: a great example of Mosel Kabinett, from two neighbouring vineyards in Brauneberg.
Fritz Haag Brauneberger Riesling Kabinett 2017 Mosel, Germany
8.5% alcohol, 9.1 grams/liter TA, 45.2 grams/liter residual sugar. This is from the steep, south-facing, stony grey-blue slate vineyards of the Juffer and Juffer Sonnenuhr in Brauneberg. Fermented in a mix of stainless steel and fuders. Wonderfully limey on the nose with hints of honey, spice and minerals, as well as a touch of canteloup melon. The palate is bracing and focused, and much less sweet in perception than you’d expect from the sugar level – the bracing acidity counters it perfectly. The result is a pure, bright, limey Riesling with balance, delicacy and some complexity, which drinks beautifully now, but will stay fresh and interesting for years. A truly brilliant expression of Kabinett, with a lovely spicy flourish on the finish. 93/100 (£15.07 Justerinis in the UK)
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