Le Gallais (Egon Müller) "Wiltinger Braune Kupp" Riesling Kabinett, Saar 2018
92 Points John Gilman
We do not see too many Kabinetten bottlings from the Braune Kupp vineyard these days, as this is a lower vineyard down by the river, and therefore really well positioned for botrytis, but in 2018 Egon Müller was able to produce a bit of Kabinetten as well. This is a lovely wine in the making, offering up a very stylish nose of pear, a touch of white cherry, fresh mint, slate, white flowers and a lovely base of slate. On the palate the wine is pure, fullish, long and complex, with a fine core of fruit, impressive focus and grip and a long, nascently complex and zesty finish. This sort of straddles the line between Kabinett and light Spätlese right now, but I am sure that with some bottle age and time for the puppy fat to fade a bit, it will be a very, very satisfying Kabinett.