Thanks for the notes.
Very random showing from Horsepower, but I really love their grenache.
Thanks for the notes! I do like these wines. I have an order of them from Bassins to pick up whenever I can get down there.
Thank you, sir!!!
These are fairly difficult to source here in Massachusetts. I did get lucky the other day.
Mutter, Onkel and Kugel. I was very pleased.
Hell of a lineup. Thanks for the notes
What a lineup! As I mentioned in the other thread on July 13, the 2021 Onkel Peter is one of my favorite vintages from this ungrafted old-vine parcel.
Nice notes. Munny is a go-to wine in nearly every vintage. I really like the 2021 Kugel Peter. The sulfur levels are relatively low for all the wines, so that might just be a sponti note. The 2021 Gisela is another standout and arguably the best wine of the vintage, which is nothing new. Johannes was convinced that the 2021 Klaus was tops, and was determined to bottle it as a separate cask. I’m glad you liked it.
How does “Mia” compare to “Gisela” in 2021? Just ordered a few more of each so very excited about them!
Mia is staid and subtle, whereas Gisela is full of energy. Both are very good.
Just a really stunning line-up!
The Kabinetts all had such different personalities but the Gisela was really the complete package. I will buy up as much of the Gisela, Onkel Peter and Klaus as I can find.
The Landwein was just so crushable as well. Best Pet Nat I’ve tried.
Thanks! I love the Kabinett wines, too, especially Gisela.
The regular Pét-Nat is even better.
Now I’ve learned of sponti stink , glad you wrote an article about it Lars to educate!
Great notes and lineup, thanks for posting. Dying to try the 21’s.
Great description—I just picked up my mixed six-pack locally and this was the first one tried.
Let’s say I sample one more and manage to cellar the rest. Which one to try now?
Niedermenniger Herrenberg Spätlese Feinherb Meyer Nepal AP11
Niedermenniger Im Keinschock Kabinett AP20
Ockfener Bockstein Kabinett
Krettnacher Euchariusberg Kabinett Kugel Peter AP12
Niedermenniger Herrenberg Kabinett trocken Mutter Anna AP1
I want to say the Meyer Nepal is one to hold although it should be incredibly delicious now.
If it were me, I’d probably open the Im Kleinschock or Kugel Peter as they seem more open for business.
Thanks for the great notes!!! I’m very envious - would love to try that many bottles at the same time.
Would you mind saying more about how the #12 was polarizing? What did those who liked it like about it? And the flip side as well. Cheers
Kleinshock was exactly as described, with the addition that it opened nicely with an hour of air, unlocking more richness and apparent sweetness in a broadly user- and food-friendly style.
That’s a good question. It’s one of my favorite wines of the vintage.
I remember the Kugel Peter being really stony, wet rock and just a hint of spearmint. I love when my Kabinetts have a touch of shiso or mint so I liked it a lot but I can see if you wanted more of that airy stone fruit that you would prefer the AP20.
By polarizing I meant our group was polarized on it. For me, the sponti funk on AP12 threw me off a bit and thus it was my least favorite of the 3. For others it was their favorite, I think due to some of the complexity it offered. Honestly all 3 were delicious though, wish I could go back to this day
Glad the notes matched, good luck keeping your hands off the corks for the others. If you do pop them share your thoughts please!