A solid effort, but one that lacks the brilliant focus of some of Nik Weis’s other offerings this year. This is broad and mouthfilling, oozing with honey, apple and petrol aromas and flavors that seem to lack a little focus, then pick up a bitter citrus pith note on the finish. Imported by HB Wine Merchants.
It’s hard to get past a lingering burnt-matchstick quality on the nose, but once you do, there’s a light, well-balanced wine with typical lime and green apple flavors. Picks up some minty overtones and a slight bitterness on the finish. —J.C.
Relatively full-bodied, even though the alcohol is only 10%, this shows a touch of the botrytis influence of the vintage, with apricot notes adding interest to the straightforward melon and herb flavors. Finishes soft; drink now.
Unlike many of the kabinetts from 2006, this is a true kabinett-style wine, with modest levels of alcohol and sugar balanced by crisp acids. Mineral-diesel notes accent apple and mint flavors, and there’s a hint of honey as well. Finishes fresh, if just a bit short.