2016 Dr. Hermann Erdener Treppchen Riesling Kabinett 6 (750ml)

Riesling from Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany


From a very steep "class one" part of the cru and fermented in a traditional fuder, the 2016 Erdener Treppchen Riesling Kabinett –6– has a deep, pure and mineral bouquet with lovely phenolic notes and lemongrass aromas. Round, piquant and very elegant on the palate, this is a very clear, complex, juicy and well-structured Kabinett based on ripe grapes that were harvested at 81° to 82° Oechsle. The finish is firm, pure and salty, revealing lovely phenolic grip and mineral tension. A great wine with many dishes. It is less sweet than the other Kabinett wines of the vintage. Tasted February 2018.

93 points, Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (Issue # 236 - Apr 2018)

As in past years, Hermann’s A.P. #6 originates with old, ungrafted vines (rare for Treppchen) in the spot known as Erdener Kammer, and was raised in wood (which now applies also to a Hermann Treppchen Kabinett feinherb). Originally, A.P. #6 reflected a single thousand-liter fuder, but this year’s rendition was raised in a 3,000-liter cask. A cheesy fermentative note on the nose dissipates to reveal site-typical scents of white peach, orange and sassafras. This shares with the corresponding Würzgarten Kabinett an uncanny ability of modest acidity to hold high residual sugar to a supportive role, and the result is a luscious, buoyant, polished midpalate and a soothingly, refreshingly sustained finish. On top of that, it displays seductive inner-mouth floral perfume suggestive of honeysuckle and orange blossom. (Once again, Hermann insisted that he didn’t have a single bottle available for me to taste of a higher-volume Treppchen Kabinett that he raises in tank and exports in its entirety.)

92 points, David Schildknecht, Vinous (Jan 2018)

Alcohol By Volume: 9.0%

25 bottles in stock. Ships in 1 to 2 business days.

Add a Case of 12
Add to Wishlist