Checking in on this one tonight.
Nose has under-ripe peach, tart green apple with the wet mineral notes on high alert.
Palate has clementine peel, under-ripe tangerine and (light) wet slate.
This halbtrocken seems a little ackward tonight, maybe better tomorrow, or in a few more years... — 11 days ago
A bright and pretty color of pale lemon with hint of green. Like a sophisticated limeade. A really superb nose- with lemon oil, some petrol, kumquat, lime. Very distinctively Riesling but so harmonious and complex. On the palate very intense and detailed. Still clearly sweet but the sweetness is very integrated. Great acidity still and a long finish. Excellent stuff-what a treat when there’s enough age to hit this balance. Years ahead too! — 2 days ago
97' Egon Kabi Auction. What a treat, but I really got to follow my palate in a blind. Has a real classic kabi feel, but it tasted somewhat too green to me. Kinda like Kai Schatzel's kabi's, but less so. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I don't like it... In fact, I really do but it just could be a touch better. Oozes freshness, energy, and purity - all characteristics which I look for in a kabi. — 17 days ago
Last weekend turned out to be a 2011 extravaganza and thankfully, a rather pleasant one. Not my favourite vintage in Europe, with the Mosel churning out many wines that could occupy higher pradikat levels than stated. Nevertheless, the best examples had a ripe delicacy, showing lightness and freshness within the opulence. That was just exactly what the Prum GK portrayed - rich and earthy notes wrapped in crackling acidity. Pure aromas of mango, peach, orange, fresh quince, and cream, with a light honey note and lovely floral qualities. The palate manages to remain very juicy, despite the ripeness and botrytis. Immense weight and finish, as expected of a GK. Complains? I felt the botrytized notes could have come off a little cleaner on the palate. There is slightly too much musky-savoury element, although it does not disrupt the freshness of the wine. MO also detected a slight bitterness in the finish and she felt the minerality could be more pronounced, both points I don't really agree with but hey... she's got a better palate than me. — 10 days ago
Continuing the 2011 extravaganza with this light Spatlese. That's right! I didn't get it wrong... It's a light Spat. Too powerful and sweet to be a kabi in my opinion, but as a Spat - Glorious! The tug and pull between sugar and acid is at a deadlock. Brilliantly balanced. The nose is spicy, herbal, floral, and very typical of Egon. The palate is crystalline. Like sucking on a piece of slate that was used to cut lime, then rubbed with mango and preserved lemons. To finish, take a bite of the juiciest peach, then lick some rock salt. The finale is long, smooth, and begs for you to take another swig. Gone in no time at all! — 8 days ago