Riesling Kabinett "CAI", Immich-Batterieberg
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Riesling Kabinett "CAI", Immich-Batterieberg - 2021

Item # 36482 750mL

C.A.I. stands for Carl August Immich, the original founder of this Mosel estate. This entry level cuvée shows all the freshness this excellent vintage has to offer.

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$287.52 $258.77/ Case of 12
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There are plenty of white wines that improve with age. While it’s true that Riesling belongs in this group, it is not a wine strictly for older consumption. There are qualities of young Riesling that are invigorating and irreplaceable. This Riesling shows taut fruit on a sleek gossamer palate. The lively acid draws out tart fruit, snappy flora, and dry minerals. These tense characteristics collide and cascade to a soft creamy finish. At 10.5% alcohol this is lip-smacking stuff. Old wine is tempered by time. Though there is something insatiable about the unbridled energy of youth.

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