2007 Max Ferd. Richter Riesling Kabinett Veldenzer Elisenberg, Mosel Saar Ruwer 750ml

Varietal: Riesling
Region: Mosel
Size: 750 ml
Style: White
Price: $18.99

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SKU: 552022
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Wine Advocate 90 Points "Richterís 2007 Veldenzer Eliseneberg Riesling Kabinett is scented with freesia and honeysuckle. A perfumed aura continues on the delicate, silken-textured palate, along with fresh lime, raw almond, and wet stone. Even at 50 grams residual sugar, this superb value does not taste terribly sweet, and should prove continuingly delicious as well as increasingly versatile at table over the coming decade."- David Schildknecht

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 90 points

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 90 pts, David Schildknecht - Richters 2007 Veldenzer Eliseneberg Riesling Kabinett is scented with freesia and honeysuckle. A perfumed aura continues on the delicate, silken-textured palate, along with fresh lime, raw almond, and wet stone. Even at 50 grams residual sugar, this superb value does not taste terribly sweet, and should prove continuingly delicious as well as increasingly versatile at table over the coming decade. Dirk Richter is an historian of the Mosel as well as one of the regions foremost growers, and he claims that on five occasions in the eleven years between and including the epochal vintages of 1911 and 1921, flowering on the Mosel took place in May ... but then not again until 2007. He started picking already in early October, but only as a means of thinning (pre-harvesting) his Brauneberg vineyards, and the resultant Kabinett is rather green in flavor. Harvest did not begin in earnest here until mid-October, and save for the two T.B.A.s that he painstakingly collected, Richter insists there was scarcely any botrytis. Interesting, the yields from Richters Wehlener Sonnenuhr vineyards his only remaining ungrafted vines were the highest this year that he has ever experienced, and the wines are by no means disappointing (although Auslese was not possible). The grip exhibited by his dry-tasting wines may in part come from the skin contact Richter gives most of them, in part to buffer their acids. Still, as he puts it, with the intense minerality, strong acidity, and very low pH of Mosel Riesling, some residual sugar is needed. And here, with feinherb-as-trocken, that need is borne out quite clearly, and the wine tastes dry, and people drink it as dry. Whats more, lower alcohol helps these dry Riesling dance. If feinherb (often as high here as 25 grams in residual sugar) works on Richters German customers, halleluiah! For anybody else, these feinherb Kabinetts should be no-brainers, especially at his prices. Richer shares my enthusiasm for the undeservedly obscure and misunderstood Pinot Blanc (a.k.a. Wiesser Burgunder), and is in process of doubling his acreage and planning to produce some Sekt from it as wellImporter: Langdon-Shiverick Cleveland,OH; tel. (216) 861-6800 - Jun 2009