This is one of those moments in life when I find myself rather busy and I’m at risk of neglecting this website. But, of course, I don’t want to do that. So tonight I’m just going to give you a quickie review of another riesling.
This one is a Kabinett riesling from Geil in the Rheinhessen region along the left bank of the Rhine river in Germany. The Kabinett designation translates to “cabinet” which means this is a wine to tuck away in the cabinet for a few years before drinking it. Kabinett wines are typically semi-sweet, as is the case with this one, unless they are labeled as “trocken” (dry) or “halbtrocken” (off-dry).
The nose is fairly muted on this wine, but not unpleasant. It offers subtle mineral, honeysuckle and lemon aromas. The palate is semi-sweet and has a predominantly apple flavor, although there is also a tropical nuance to it that is rather mango-like. The acidity is sufficient. It finishes with lingering apple and peach flavors. It’s definitely a nice, tasty riesling.
Wine: Geil Kabinett Riesling
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Disclosure: This wine was received as a media sample.