I was thrilled to see that Constantin managed to make an encore performance for the “turn-up-the-quiet”, throwback style kabinett from 70 year old Juffer vines, picked at 78 oechsle. Once again, just a single cask was made and, once again, it is f’in outstanding…..don’t miss this. I am pretty sure that I am one of the only people in the world that gets to work with this one….”WOW. Classy, delicate, turn-up-the-quiet dancing whisper of a wine. In purity and quiet intensity, a stunner….” A little * awarded here. When I mentioned how much I love this one, Constantin said it may be his favorite Kabi of ’16 as well…..
“Regarding the (MFW) reviews I think they nailed it pretty. Of course there are some “minor disagrements”. I wouldn’t had put the Elisenberg before the Sonnenuhr or the Fuder 4. For me their all on the same level in terms of quality. The major different is just the terroir. So its more a personal preference I would say. Same goes for the normal Juffer Kabinett and the Himmelreich Kabinett. 2019 was just perfect for classical Kabinett. Giving us perfect ripeness, at moderate sugar levels and a great fresh acidity. So in the end you just have to take the vineyards “uniquenesses” into account. The normal Juffer more powerful and more fruit, Himmelreich powerful and mineral drive, Sonnenuhr minerality, elegance and lightness, Fuder 4 fruit, and airy and the Elisenberg somewhere in between with the cooler Ruwer/Saar Fruit but more drive and juiceness than Sonnenuhr or Fuder 4.” – Constantin Richter”
“”The 2019er Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Kabinett -4-, as it is referred to on the consumer label, was made from fruit picked at a low 78° Oechsle on over 80-year-old un-grafted vines, and was fermented down to fruity-styled levels of residual sugar (45 g/l). It offers stunning even if slightly reduced scents of white flowers, white peach, pear, apricot blossom, cassis, minerals, and smoke. The wine proves featherlight yet packed with gorgeous flavors on the palate and leaves a remarkable feel of fresh vibrant fruits, zest, and delicate herbal elements in the impeccably balanced finish. The finesse coupled with the lightness are simply awe-inspiring. What a stunning success! 2029-2049” 94 Mosel Fine Wines