Quite shy and even non-saying at first, this only gradually reveals gorgeously elegant and beautifully integrated scents of cassis, grapefruit, pear and flowery herbs on the nose. The wine proves finely spiced on the palate and oozes freshness and elegance as zesty acidity provides focus to the brilliant core of minerals running through the wine. The wine is still on the backward side, both flavor wise and in the finish but the balance and elegance are simply stunning. This will need time to develop aromatically but should then prove a great vibrant rendition of a Scharzhofberger Kabinett. In many ways, this reminds us of a slightly deeper version of the brilliant 1990. What a spectacular wine in the making! 2025-2040
The 2015 “regular” Kabinett from the Scharzhof is outstanding and I cannot wait to taste the other two waiting in the wings! The bouquet soars from the glass in a blaze of tart pear, fresh lime, a complex base of slate, bee pollen and again, a touch of those signature 2015 botanicals in the upper register. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, filigreed and rock solid at the core, with great cut and grip, laser-like focus and a very long, youthful and utterly refined finish. Fine, fine juice. 2023-2060.