2011 Weingut Immich-Batterieberg, C.A.I. Riesling Kabinett Trocken, Mosel, Germany.
This beautiful and starkly dry Riesling comes from the blue slate soils of the lower Mosel and is a modern style with loads of acidity and mineral notes, frankly it is one of the best dry style wines I’ve tried from the Mosel. Mosel wines usually need a bit of sugar/sweetness to balance them out and I like the depth and texture it gives, but this wine doesn’t want for anything and is a real pleasure from start to finish. The chalky stones impression and minty lime essences really come through on the palate along with Asian pear, green apple and peach pit as well as tropical mango, tangerine and apricot fresh and skin. This wine sizzles with bursting electric energy from it’s core of acidity and crisp dryness that never seems out of place and with it’s salty and savory edge it begs to be sipped repeatedly, this is a must have for Riesling Freaks!
($24 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive

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