2017 A.J. Adam Hofberg Riesling Kabinett


Stuart Pigott: 95/100
Vinum Wine Guide: Best Riesling of 2019 | 94/100
Wine Spectator: 93/100
Mosel Fine Wines: 92/100
Wine Advocate: 92/100

This exciting Kabinett stops you dead in your tracks.”



Professional reviews:

Stuart Pigott (jamessuckling.com): “Still slightly funky from the wild ferment, but it is also brimming with tropical fruits and flowers. Blessed with a long whiplash finish, too. This exciting Kabinett stops you dead in your tracks. Drink or hold.” 95/100 pts

Vinum: Winnaar beste riesling Kabinett in de Vinum Wine Guide 2019 met een score van 94/100.

Wine Spectator: “A gorgeous kabinett, delivering freshness, elegance, complexity and fruit appeal. Aromas and flavors of pear, ground ginger and grapefruit are well-supported by the vibrant acidity and mineral elements, imparting depth and balance. Long finish. (AZ)” 93/100 pts

Wine Advocate: “The 2017 Dhroner Hofberg Riesling Kabinett reflects the cooler terroir of the Hofberg. Picked in early October at 80° to 82° Oechsle and vinified in stainless steel, this is a very clear, round, fresh and piquant Kabinett with 8.5% alcohol and about 50 grams of unfermented sugar. It is beautifully piquant, stimulating and fruity as well as absolutely gorgeous in its filigreed and lush style. The acidity is crystalline, and the finish stimulatingly salty. This is one of the best buys at this charismatic domaine. Tasted in April 2019. (SR)” 92/100 pts

Mosel Fine Wines (By Jean Fisch and David Rayer): “The 2017er Dhroner Hofberg Kabinett was harvested at a remarkably moderate 80° Oechsle. It displays a delicately smoky nose of vineyard peach, anise, grapefruit, smoke, herbs and greengage. The wine is finely juicy on the palate and develops a superbly refreshing acidity which gives a lively kick to the very long and light-weighted finish. This lovely and racy Kabinett proves quite easy-drinking today but its great underlying complexity means the real show will only start in a couple of years. 2025-2037” 92/100

“2017 is a major success at the A.J. Adam Estate. The wines show great aromatic purity combined with a racy yet playful acidity. But these are no early pleasers, especially the dry wines which will need quite some patience to integrate and develop their inner balance (this is reflected in our drinking windows). The Goldtröpfchen Trocken is a splendid fully dry Riesling, while the new (off-dry) von den Terrassen is also worth looking for and high quality of this wine amply justify the fact that the Estate finally bottled this separately. The fruity-styled collection is beautiful, and here, essentially every single wine is warmly recommended.”

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