The 2018 Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett is utterly fascinating at this early stage. Elegant and simply beautiful, this gorgeous Riesling offers intoxicating aromas of fresh pear, lime, candied peach, elderflowers, dried herbs, light spices and a beautiful mineral character which are nearly impossible to resist. Bright and vivid, this continues to impress with its striking purity, precision and balance. The striking combination of crisp acidity and minerality frame the mouth watering flavors that persist through the racy finish. The 2018 Kabinett is nothing short of utterly sublime today, yet it should also become even more captivating as it continues to develop lovely characteristics with some additional bottle age.