Schloss Johannisberger Riesling Spätlese 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

While obviously past it's prime, this was relatively low fill bottle, the nose still offered up notes of bookbinder's glue, parchment, chipped varnish and old dried orange peel with an over-arching depth of maderized tones. In the mouth the wine presented a distinctly fresher profile with it's vibrant acidity supporting a touch of fresh apple fruit. Still with a vibrant and light mouthfeel this has a fine texture and excellent length but the flavor profile will only appeal to the necrophiliacs of the wine world. 84pts

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Editorial Reviews for Schloss Johannisberger Riesling Spätlese

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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2.50 5
Vintage: 1971 10/31/2008

While obviously past it's prime, this was relatively low fill bottle, the nose still offered up notes of bookbinder's glue, parchment, chipped varnish and old dried orange peel with an over-arching depth of maderized tones. In the mouth the wine presented a distinctly fresher profile with it's vibrant acidity supporting a touch of fresh apple fruit. Still with a vibrant and light mouthfeel this has a fine texture and excellent length but the flavor profile will only appeal to the necrophiliacs of the wine world. 84pts


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Snooth User: melissamunroe
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2007 08/18/2010

August 10th to the 14th in my fridge. Making this Riesling last for as long as I can with Peugeot aerator. Lovely sweet and still balanced with a nice long satisfying finish. Alone, I ate a plum and peach while slowly sipping this Riesling and listened to Bach Suites No 1 in G Minor Prelude with Anner Bylsma playing on a period Cello instrument. Sitting back while burning candles and reviewing some images from my photography in Lightroom 3.0. Delightful! I could be alone forever with desires, expectations and needs fully met. Engaged, pacified and appeased: simple wishes quite easily fulfilled.


Snooth User: Imperial85
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 01/03/2008

The 2003 Spaetlese is one of my recent favorites. Delicate, yet complex with a wonderful nose


Snooth User: Degrandcru
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 12/17/2008

Four glasses


3.50 5
Vintage: 1971 11/06/2008

Aromas of yeast, butter and caramel. Palate has a touch of sweetness, with flavors of baked fruit and some citrus. There's a rustic toastiness on the finish.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
2.50 5
Vintage: 1971 10/31/2008

Deep amber with a very madirized nose - thickly sweet and oxidized. Retains good acidity and some of the minerality, and even has a touch of fruit (green apples). Very nice to try, but clearly past its prime. Oh...and my 1,000th wine reviewed on Snooth!

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    Vintage: 2007 09/17/2010

    Juicy initially, like biting in a bunch of ripe grapes, followed by a wave of minerals. It has considerablesubstance withoug being heavy and an enormous elegance. It is a complete and wonderfully balanced lateharvest Riesling of an outstanding vintage.



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