Lauer Auction Kabinett - From Rebel to Legend?

Posted by Joe Salamone

The only bottles for retail in the U.S.

Lauer's Auction Kabinett has always been one of our favorites. For many, the 2019 Auction Kabinett was the top example of the vaunted vintage.

photo of vineyard

What is beyond question is that this wine has arrived. The demand has soared, and pricing is beginning to follow. Back-vintage bottlings can now be found online that have broken the $100 barrier.

Lauer, once the rebel of the Saar, has become a legend.

The German VDP Auction bottlings represent some of the greatest wines to come out of the country; they are the best of the best, representing old-vine and special cask and parcel selections.

The 2020 Auction Kabinett is ferociously classic. This is a vintage with the punch and depth of 2019, yet on a more petite architecture with more bounce and lift. This is the finesse of the Saar at its finest.

While many growers use this auction to flaunt all the decadence and lavishness they can muster, Lauer goes the opposite direction. As we've written before, what makes this wine so thrilling is its extreme focus and clarity. This is a wine that polishes down the Kabinett to its essential, mineral core.

This is one of those wines you have to taste to believe - don't miss out.

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

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