The Apotheke is the flagship of the house for good reason. This stuff is just bonkers intense in all things fruit/mineral/power/charm. It has amplitude, dancing power, concentration of fruit and minerality, all delivered in a supremely elegant weightless style. As a reference point example of the Apotheke’s Grand cru intensity and class, this is as profound as you can ask for, and a ridiculous ridiculous value on the world stage. Get a 6pk/case and thank me later……! A little * awarded here. Get 6 or 12 of these and thank me later….
“The 2021er Apotheke Riesling Kabinett, as it is referred to on the central part of the label, was made from fruit harvested at 83° Oechsle in the upper parts of the main hill (Vogelsang and Neuberg) and was fermented to fruity-styled levels of residual sugar (51 g/l). It proves superbly smoky and complex as some reductive scents of spices give way to candied lemon and grapefruit, minty herbs, orange blossom, cassis, cherry, and prune. The wine is delicately fruity and creamy on the juicy and elegantly ripe palate. The finish shows already more precision and great finesse with great intensity and presence (although the label only indicates 8% of alcohol). The after-taste is all about lime and minty herbs. 2029-2041” 93 MFW