2018 Keller Niersteiner Hipping Riesling Kabinett GoldKapsel (Prince Louis) Rheinhessen JR18
Very different from the Limestone Kabinett on the nose, plenty of citrus fruit, a light herbal note but more salty and a more stony/mineral character. On the palate, fabulous fruit purity, so precise and chiselled that the sweetness is in the background – though without it the intense freshness would be too much. With the sweetness it is in fine harmony. On the palate, orange and orange pith, ripe lemon and green fruits too. Doesn’t have the spice and smokiness of the Hipping Grosses Gewächs but does have the same fruit character, and persistence. This is a Kabinett of notable intensity but it doesn’t lose its vitality.
Cask sample. This wine is a present for the British royal family to mark the birth of William and Kate's third child Louis.