I didn’t get to taste this one, but my growing appreciation of both the feinherb category of wines (wines with more residual sugar than can be called trocken (dry), but far less than kabinett wines) and what is possible in today’s dry wine dominated Mittelhaardt for wines with some residual sugar, make this a compelling and singular bottle to offer. Playful, dancing refreshment, guaranteed. This 2015 also is 11.5% alcohol. The Mosbacher brief characterization: “Full bodied, spicy finish, with discreet sweetness.”
“The mouthwatering salinity here runs from the ocean-spray nose to a finish that stimulates the salivary glands. Chalkiness begins as quarry dust in the nose and then supplies a fascinating sounding board for pungently sage- and black pepper-tinged ripe white peach, apple and sweet corn whose luscious ripeness is perfectly underscored by the wine’s subtle, nearly hidden sweetness. At just 11.5% alcohol, this buoyant, texturally polished bottling simultaneously soothes, stimulates and refreshes. How quaint that Mosbacher would insist on bottling an off-dry, low-alcohol wine labeled “Kabinett.” Although they are VDP members, they obviously haven’t caught up with that association’s style politics.” 91 points David Schildknecht for the 2014, NOT THE 2015 OFFERED HERE.