St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Kabinett Ockfener Bockstein 2007
A very nice wine. Low in alcohol (8.5%), so don't expect it to get you drunk. The lower alcohol makes the wine lighter in mouthfeel than others. Opens with a really nice nose - golden sugar baked pears. Its off dry, but counter balanced with a nice spritz of acidity. Honeysuckle and green apple flavors dominate on the slightly tart finish. Exhibits really great balance. There's some light oily, smokey, character - it is Riesling... But, its still a delicate wine. Very nice.Add winemaker's notes
A very nice wine. Low in alcohol (8.5%), so don't expect it to get you drunk. The lower alcohol makes the wine lighter in mouthfeel than others. Opens with a really nice nose - golden sugar baked pears. Its off dry, but counter balanced with a nice spritz of acidity. Honeysuckle and green apple flavors dominate on the slightly tart finish. Exhibits really great balance. There's some light oily, smokey, character - it is Riesling... But, its still a delicate wine. Very nice.
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Upon release this wine is truly showing incredible richness. The fruit is citrus driven with stone fruits. The acidity and mineral tang give this delicious Riesling incredible balance. It's off-dry (meaning not bone dry) on the palate and truly a mouthwatering white wine.
Orange blossom, lemon, smoky crushed stone, and pungent lavender are mingled with slight yeastiness in the nose of Weis's 2007 Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Kabinett, whose relatively high 9% alcohol (a legacy of sheer ripeness) does not prevent it fulfilling its duty as Kabinett to be delicate and engagingly juicy. Fresh apple and a lick of salt in the penetrating, pungently zesty finish enhance the refreshment offered by an excellent value that will no doubt give pleasure for close to a decade.
A vivid Riesling that crackles on the palate with fireworks of black currant, violet, lime and slate. There's also a savory aspect that lingers on the finish. Best from 2010 through 2020.
Reminiscent of old fashioned apple pie, where the baker let the heirloom apples show their natural acid and sweetness. Yet another outstanding Saar wine from Nik Weis.
Deep in color, offering floral, tangerine and mineral aromas and flavors. Though light-bodied and bright, this is concentrated, with a lingering, orange-infused aftertaste. Drink now through 2018.
The 2005 Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Kabinett (with a Kabinett-typical 8.5% alcohol yet hiding its high residual sugar) was fermented and aged in cask whereas the Goldtropfchen stayed in tank. Salted apple, wet stones, and luscious grapefruit combine for a fruit- and mineral-bath character on the palate and an infectious urge for the next sip even before this excellent value wine's finish has died away. The team here - cellarmaster Rudi Hoffmann, vineyard manager Hermann Jostock, and proprietor Nik Weis - continued their streak of highly successful harvests this year, albeit at the price of extremely low yields.
Fine cut and delineation to the lime, vanilla cream and slate flavors in this expressive Riesling. Balanced and vibrant, with a midpalate succulence that cruises to a long, mineral-, salt-, floral-tinged finish. Best from 2008 through 2018.
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