Just what a kabinett should be, from the state wine estate based in the monastery of Kloster Eberbach. There are crisp, lightly sweet fruit flavors, delicious acidity and flavors of ripe plums. This is a finely balanced wine, with acidity supporting the ripe fruit. —R.V.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.