Schloss Johannisberg

Grünlack Spätlese Riesling

9.220 ratings
9.26 pro ratings
Rheingau, Germany
Riesling
Top Notes For
Randy Fuller

This 2016 Riesling wine is made from late-harvested grapes, so it is sweet. However, it is sweet in a different way than a dessert wine is sweet. There is no layered sugar, no raisiny note. I get the sweetness of the grapes, and the minerals which accompany them. Stone fruit is apparent, as is the smell of a wet driveway, a whiff of ozone and the faint petrol notes that begin to show in Rieslings over time. This may be one of the best examples of the grape that I have had.

This 2016 Riesling wine is made from late-harvested grapes, so it is sweet. However, it is sweet in a different way than a dessert wine is sweet. There is no layered sugar, no raisiny note. I get the sweetness of the grapes, and the minerals which accompany them. Stone fruit is apparent, as is the smell of a wet driveway, a whiff of ozone and the faint petrol notes that begin to show in Rieslings over time. This may be one of the best examples of the grape that I have had.

Sep 23rd, 2020
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

8.9

A wine with the scent of spring blossoms—tulip, daffodil, and chive—and flavors of guava and ripe white peach. Sweet but not syrupy, with luscious acidity that offsets its tropical ripeness. Slightly reductive at first (hence the chive); give it 10 minutes of air. Excellent with salty cheeses. 7% abv | $32 (sample)

A wine with the scent of spring blossoms—tulip, daffodil, and chive—and flavors of guava and ripe white peach. Sweet but not syrupy, with luscious acidity that offsets its tropical ripeness. Slightly reductive at first (hence the chive); give it 10 minutes of air. Excellent with salty cheeses. 7% abv | $32 (sample)

1 person found it helpfulFeb 23rd, 2015
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.0

Honeysuckle and wet stones and asian pear happiness.

Honeysuckle and wet stones and asian pear happiness.

Apr 28th, 2016
Jocholla

Lemon, flint, slate, minerals, honey.

Lemon, flint, slate, minerals, honey.

Jun 1st, 2019
Marc S
9.2

Blossom, nectar and butter nose. Round and full taste with ripe pears, even a bit creamy; misses citrus

Blossom, nectar and butter nose. Round and full taste with ripe pears, even a bit creamy; misses citrus

Aug 26th, 2018
Steve S

😢

😢

Jul 12th, 2018
Ira Schwartz

Super clean fresh nose. A mid-palate bursting with beautifully balanced fruit wrapped in a ball of acid. An extended finish that will grow after a few years of aging. @James Forsyth thanks for the thumbs up , Stubborn Seed.

Super clean fresh nose. A mid-palate bursting with beautifully balanced fruit wrapped in a ball of acid. An extended finish that will grow after a few years of aging. @James Forsyth thanks for the thumbs up , Stubborn Seed.

Jan 28th, 2018
Ryan Vento

Round 2 and still killing it.

Round 2 and still killing it.

Feb 21st, 2017
Ryan Vento

Honeysuckle and stones after a nice summer rain. Awesome pairing with a Spicy Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich. Believe it.

Honeysuckle and stones after a nice summer rain. Awesome pairing with a Spicy Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich. Believe it.

Feb 19th, 2017
Max Hendgen

Still in good shape, great wine

Still in good shape, great wine

Aug 23rd, 2016