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Markus Molitor 2020 Kinheimer Rosenberg Riesling Kabinett Goldkapsel

Markus Molitor 2020 Kinheimer Rosenberg Riesling Kabinett Goldkapsel

These wines are simply too good and too complex...
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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WA 94
These wines are simply too good and too complex...
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Mission Codename Molitor cocktail #1

BOOM.

According to Urban Dictionary, a Molitor cocktail is a hand-drunk white wine consumed in a frangible vessel filled with a delicious substance equipped with a cork. In use, once the cork is pulled and the liquid inside makes contact with your tongue, it ignites a fury of sensory delights that course through the entire body.

Okay, that’s not exactly accurate. Or is it? Because there’s NOTHING like a 94-point Goldkapsel to invigorate the senses and overwhelm the mind with delight.

With that in mind, let’s kick off RIESLING FRIDAY! (need to workshop that a bit)…

With none other than MMM… Master Markus Molitor.

The hardest part was to pick this wine as the feature. That’s because we have FOUR other delightful contenders here in the Store. We gravitated towards the best value, the ones with mass appeal, and the best availability. Each a tremendous bargain really, albeit in minuscule quantities imported. From the dry to the luscious, from 95 to 99 pointers there’s something for everyone!

Anyhow, to zoom back out a bit, we’re in the Mosel, aka Riesling heaven. The styles range from the dry to the luscious, common denominators being searing acidities to balance and resulting scrumptiousness.

Oh, and each and every one is as RARE as they get, micro productions that need to be seized like this fleeting moment, as when they are gone, they will be GONE for good.

Molitor. How big is he? There are 55 Rieslings that scored 100 perfect points on Wine Advocate ever, and 21 of them are by Molitor. Next are 7 by Fritz Haag and 6 by Dönnhoff. THAT’S how big Molitor is.

Onto the wine… as far as sweetness levels go, this hits a sneaky 75% per the back label scale. There is plenty of vivid acidity to back it with a lift of freshness. The nose initially seems tight, laced with mineral intensity, dominated by petrol and brie rind nuances peeking through the green honeydew melon fruit along with preserved Meyer lemons. The “roses” in Rosenberg are evident in the overt floral profile. The finish is long and crisp with a return to more melons and dripping golden pineapple.

All that said, end of the day, one burning question remains… can you carpe the diem fast enough on these gems?

94 Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“The 2020 Riesling Kinheimer Rosenberg Kabinett (Golden Capsule) is fascinating, pure and flinty on the clear and aromatic yet still nicely reductive nose. Lush and refined on the palate, this is a gorgeous, super balanced and seductive Rosenberg with superbly fine salinity on the finish. A fantastic Kabinett! Drink 2022-2060.”

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What the Winery Says 2020 Kinheimer Rosenberg Riesling Kabinett Goldkapsel

Markus Molitor
Markus Molitor
Winemaker
Markus Molitor
Varietal
100% Riesling
Vintage
2020
Alcohol
7.5%
Back Label RS Scale
75%
Appellation
Mosel, Germany
Vineyard
Kinheimer Rosenberg
Village
Kinheim
Soil
Grey slate & complex minerals
Elevation
110-160 meters above sea level
Aging
12 months on fine lees
Vessels
100% stainless steel

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