John Gilman 92+ points! "As is often the case, the 2017 Abtsberg Kabinett was showing a bit more reserve than its counterpart from the Herrenberg. This is one of two 2017 Kabinetten from the Abtsberg vineyard this year, with a second cuvée being targeted for the auction in Trier in September. The bouquet on the “regular” bottling offers up a classic constellation of pear, a hint of white cherry, wild yeasts, bee pollen, a fine base of slate and a topnote of iris blossoms. On the palate the wine is medium-bodied, nascently complex and nicely mineral in profile, with lovely focus and grip, bright acids and a long, well-balanced and classy finish. This will need a couple of years in the cellar, but should still drink fairly early for a top vintage of Abtsberg Kabinett."