2009HexamerKabinett2009 Weingut Hexamer, Riesling, Meddersheimer Rheingraffenberg, Kabinett, Nahe Germany.
Harald Hexamer’s Nahe estate is a gem and his wines are wonderful expressions of this glorious region of Germany, these wines are even much more intriguing with a few years of age, like this magical 2009 Kabinett Meddersheimer Rheingraffenberg which I sampled at the famed Slanted Door in San Francisco. The 2009 Haxamer Kabinett Meddersheimer Rheingraffenberg is drinking fantastic right with mature notes and full of complexity, it was ultra delicious with the Slanted Door’s fresh crab and noodles with just a touch of sweetness and Nahe class, it is amazingly enough it was a by the glass option of which I could not refuse. The Riesling starts with dried roses, tropical essences, petrol fumes, crushed stones and flinty spices before a palate of pineapple, white peach, mango and persimmon fruits with mineral, savory elements, sea shore brine and a honeyed tone. There is a great play of sweet and sour notes, lifting acidity and exotic quality from start to finish, this is a fine and well crafted effort that is near perfect now, though should be good for another 3 to 5 years easy, there is a lot going on in the glass here and this is a wine of compelling charm and character.
($24-28 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive

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