Admittedly not the best showing of the 17' Abtserde, although still delicious. I suspect I may have hurt it somewhere along the line. Incredibly tight when first opened, so I left it to air in the bottle for the next couple of hours (3-4 hours?). Developed a slightly honeyed note in the back palate when I came back to it. Not like it was bad, but it's not something I would attribute to riesling this young, especially from KP. The nose flourished though - very floral with ripe citrus notes, fresh herbs, and earthy rocks (reminiscent of the vineyard itself). The palate was powerful and incredibly saline. Huge extract, balanced by KP's typical precision. I felt the finish was marred by the honeyed note, although still long. Left a little bit in the bottle to try the next day - fruit notes gone by then, replaced by waxy and overwhelmingly saline notes. Good wine, but could be better. — 13 days ago
It’s easy going…Petrol on the nose, with a wisp of honey. Quite soft, yet crisp on the palate. David pointed out the sugar, and it’s evident. This would pair nicely with foie gras. Tasing white peach and lemons on the finish. Moderate acidity - drinking window is now. — 3 days ago
Big day tasting in Constantia so minimal notes; pale lemon; pronounced intensity aromas of petrol, citrus, underripe stone fruit; off dry, medium plus acid, medium alcohol, medium body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; long finish, very good — 2 days ago
Love. Pears, white peaches and some florals, medium body, well-proportioned acid, rounded out with a hint of bitterness. A ghost perception of sweetness, not sure if from a small dosage or just the brilliance of riesling.
A wonderful new expression of the grape for me... will be seeking several bottles of this out for aging. — 4 days ago
I love this site. This is Vollenweider’s protege and vineyard manager. Stunning nose of lime zest, slate, lime flesh, green apple, and an airy slate like expression. Terrific. Stunningly juicy and delicate wine. So lithe and balanced. Perfect Kabi. So delicious. Can drink by the gallon. So pure. Very compact and also has a density but is so so elegant and compact as I said before. Wonderful. So refined. — 13 days ago
Bone dry with a bright, lively explosion of lime-drenched stone fruit. Apricot and nectarine mingle with tart green apple, jasmine and honeysuckle perfume, crushed oyster shells, and a very appealing hint of kerosene. Absolutely gorgeous now but I’d love to revisit it in 5 to 10 years. — 6 days ago
Sick, sick nose. Mushroom, green, herbal, so good, mint, leather, smoke, raw shittake, porcini, hummus, mulch, palate is so elegant and juicy, still youthful, playful and deep, inner mouth aromas, concentrated and deep. Inner mouth aromas, structured. Confectionary midpalate. Grippy. — 3 days ago
This stuff is killer. Brown sugar and confectioners sugar, pears on the nose. Jackfruit, mango, whole lemons and spice on the palate. The spice blooms a bit - nutmeg and mace and even cayenne - on the finish, carried a long way. You could time it with a grandfather clock. I’ll be back soon with more. Minerals are good, modest in this wine but they’d probably be mind blowing in a less powerful riesling. Sweet/acid balance is perfect.
Day 2 is like I dumped day 1 in a fresh plastic decanter: swimming pool over all. I want a bottle of this to myself over the length of a party.
Bought from @Lyle Fass
Don’t sleep on Müllen, Lyle is the only source. — 12 days ago