St. Urbans-Hof Nik Weis, Ockfener Bockstein Kabinett Riesling, Mosel, Germany, 2018 through Merchant of Wine.

St. Urbans-Hof Nik Weis, Ockfener Bockstein, Kabinett, Riesling, Mosel, Germany, 2018

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Overview of the Wine
Founded in 1947, Nik Weis – St. Urbans-Hof has become one of the most important and classic wineries in the Mosel region. Since 2000, the Riesling winery is member of Germany’s renowned VDP (Association of German Quality Wine Estates). The approximately 45 hectares of vineyards stretch for around 60 km along the Mosel and Saar rivers and are cultivaed in a traditional manner in harmony with nature. Five of the prestigious individual crus, in which world-class Rieslings grow, are classified as Wines from great Sites (VDP.Grosse Lage). The wines are fermented exclusively with indigenous yeasts.

Grape / Blend
Riesling

Origin
Mosel, Germany

Winemaker's Tasting Notes
Racy and pure with intense minerality coupled with green apple and pear flavors. It has a steely finish with white stones and dry herb notes.

92 Points - James Suckling 
There’s an attractive, reductive and flinty edge here that holds fresh citrus fruit in good stead. The palate has a succulent, juicy and attractively fleshy feel with a wealth of ripe peaches and nectarines. Smooth and delicious.

91 Points - Wine Spectator 
An elegant version, with elderflower, white raspberry and candied orange notes, underscored by prominent minerality and vibrant acidity. Shows lots of energy. Very pretty now, but will be better in a few years. Best from 2021 through 2029.

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Aromas of lemon candy and tangerine peel are accented by earth and dried, savory herbs in this bristling semisweet kabinett. It's bright and citrusy on the palate, framed by zesty lime acidity and a grip of astringency on the finish. Lovely now but it should drink well through 2030.

91 Points - Vinous
A penetratingly pungent combination of mint, cilantro, cress and orange blossom is accompanied by prickly hints of reduction, which, however, conveys some invigoration on both nose and palate. And although this Kabinett – in contrast with the corresponding Goldtröpfchen – harbors a mere 8% alcohol, there is considerable acidity to balance out its high residual sugar, if with a somewhat sweet-sour upshot. The feel is polished, and a sense of buoyancy and a mouthwatering lick of salinity accompany floral perfume, herbal pungency and bright lime and apple juiciness on the finish. When this settles down in bottle, it may prove yet more impressive. Drinking window: 2020 - 2038.

90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 
The 2018 Bockstein Kabinett is clear and intense on the classic nose that is complex and slightly matured yet still reductive. Piquant and fresh on the palate, this is a classy and vital yet still reductive Kabinett with structure and concise acidity but also juicy fruit.

Product size: 750ml

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