Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Delicious Mosel Kabinett, re-visited

In the past, I've very much enjoyed the wines of Eduard Hauth-Kerpen. The one vineyard bottling that I seem to find at my store, the Wehlener Sonnenuhr, has made a best of list on this blog in years past. I've had both 1994 Spatlesen and 1996 Kabinetts, and now a 2002 Kabinett. This bottling, like the aforementioned wines from Eduard Hauth-Kerpen, strike me as very classic in style: light, spritely acid, delicate sweetness, and overall a very easy going, mellow, and understated palate presence. I'm sure that the higher acid, less noticeably ripe quality of vintages such as 1996 and 2002 have something to do with the style of this winery as I recognize it; though I am very interested to try something either younger, or perhaps from a warmer vintage to see how the wines fare. Something tells me that these delicate, classic wines would still be somewhat similar even in more robust vintages.

Oh, and a quick shout out to Thor Iverson for either snapping or sourcing the beautiful photo above, which came up on a cursory google image search for 'wehlener sonnenuhr.'