Yellow color with green highlights.
Beautiful peach aromas on the nose, rich and ripe fruits on the mouth with a refreshing acidity and honey notes. A very pleasing wine.
They meticulously tend 4.5 ha (11.11 acres) of which 80% is Riesling. The soil is made of slate. Their vineyards are located in Kesten and Brauneberg, on a steep terrace, and planted to 50-year old vines. Fortunately for Bastgen, they own part of the famous Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr. The vines produce very small, ripe berries that are very tasty.
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|G1EE477040RSS||750ml||12||Glass||7 84585 01354 8||1 07 84585 01354 5||$18.99|
"The 2016 Bastgen Kestener Paulinshofberg Riesling Kabinett offers plenty of sweetness yet stays balanced and pure, with vibrant acidity. Classic notes of lime, quince, crushed rocks, and a hint of mint all flow from this medium-bodied, beautifully layered Kabinett. It’s about as drinkable as they come, yet it also has beautiful complexity and elegance."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 27th 2019), 93 pts
"Pristine minerality and crisp-tart apricot, nectarine and tangerine flavors collide in this spine-tingling semisweet Riesling. It's a crystalline, light-footed wine that persists through a long, luminous finish. Enjoy now through 2023. - Anna Lee C. Iijima"
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (February 1st 2019), 91 pts
"Almost too much body for this "light" category, but it has plenty of ripe apples, peaches and pie-crust character. The finish is long and clean. Drink now or in 2019 and 2020."
- James Suckling (June 25th 2018), 92 pts
"Earthy notes of pollen accent robust yellow peach and quince in this medium-sweet Kabinett. Fine brisk texture and scintillating acidity lend a lacy fragile feel to the palate. The finish lingers sweetly. - Anna Lee C. Iijima"
- Wine Enthusiast (October 1st 2017), 89 pts
"In the cool 2014 vintage, this steep vineyard near Bernkasteler-Kues gave super fruity wines. This Kabinett has multifaceted flavors of tropical fruit, with crunchy green grape and green apple notes to bring a crisp freshness to the wine. The acidity has a cool, minty edge, keeping it lively and clean. Check out the Paulinshofberg Spatlese as well."
- Wine & Spirits Magazine (December 2016), 90 pts + BEST BUY
"Aromas of dried oregano and sage, alongside a vein of dusty minerals, lend a dark, savory tone to this refreshing off-dry Riesling. Crisp apple and lemon flavors are cutting and spry on the palate, finishing brisk and clean."
- Wine Enthusiast (June 2015), 87 pts