The 2020er Rausch Kabinett, as it is referred to on the front label, with AP 03 was made from fruit picked at 87° Oechsle and was fermented to fully fruity-styled levels of residual sugar (61 g/l). Rather restrained and shy at first, the wine only gradually opens up to offer refined smoky and floral notes of yellow peach, cassis, candied grapefruit, orange blossom, aniseed herbs, and mint. The wine proves rather smooth and rich with more than a hint of Spätlese character to it on the palate. It leaves a rather elegant, smooth, light, and almost easy in the juicy and velvety finish. A kick of spicy and zesty acidity lifts up the flavors in the finish.
- July, 2021, Jean Fisch and David Rayer