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Staff Pick

Armand Riesling Kabinett, Von Buhl - 2015

Item # 41399 750mL
$19.96/ Single Bottle
$239.52 $215.57/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Founded in 1849, Reichsrat von Buhl is located in Deidesheim, Germany. An aromatic, exotic Riesling coming from the Pfalz region which is one of the more warm regions of the country. This warmth and the soil composition of sandstone, clay, chalk and basalt gives all their wines such unique character.


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Staff Pick Notes

Many people tend to be hesitant when it comes to anything but bone dry wines. Sweetness can seem off-putting, even in today's sugar-addicted world. However, this gorgeous Riesling from the Pfalz region of Germany hits such a perfect balance of sweetness and acidity that it would be a shame not to try it. Though technically made in a dry style, it carries the perfect hint of residual sweetness, with baked apples and white blossom on the nose. Like any beautiful Riesling, the acidity cuts through the sweet notes with the clarity of a bell pealing on a crystal-clear winter night. Developed petrol notes add depth to this, and new aromas continue to materialize the more the wine opens up.

- KS

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