So last night, needing a good Reisling to match dinner, I pulled two, thought it would be interesting to try these side-by-side. Notes from CT are below - but my overall thoughts are: a, what a great vintage for both these pradikats, and b, while I slightly preferred the Spat., the QPR on Kabinetts is spectacular.

2007 Selbach-Oster Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (10/6/2009)
Very good wine. We drank this side by side with it's sister Spatlese; while the spat gets the excellent tag, this was very nice and should repay a few more years in the cellar. Nose with hints of vanilla, angel food cake, sweet flowers and some citrus. On the palate, similar flavors, only thing holding this back was a slight rubbery note on the finish. As you'd expect, a touch tauter than the spatlese, and a little more grounded with mineral notes. (90 pts.)

2007 Selbach-Oster Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Sp├Ątlese - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (10/6/2009)
Excellent. We drank this side by side with it's sister Kabinett, and this was [a tiny bit] superior; both should repay a few more years in the cellar. Both had similar noses with hints of vanilla, angel food cake, sweet flowers and some citrus. On the palate, those same flavors, and this one had an additional hint of caramel. Very nicely round mouthfeel, this still had an incredibly juicy finish that went on for a long while. In a few years, this should go up a couple points at least. (91 pts.)
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