Schloss Schönborn

Hattenheimer Pfaffenberg Spätlese Gräflich Schoenborn'scher Eigenbau Riesling

9.329 ratings
9.312 pro ratings
Rheingau, Germany
Riesling
Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Fruit Desserts, Meaty & Oily Fish, Duck, Goat & Feta Cheese, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.3

A leaky cork is always a stomach tightening event, unless… the wine is a German Riesling. I can’t tell you how many seeping, spongy corks have given way to reveal fresh-as-a-daisy wines for me over the years. This number from Schloss Schönborn was a perfect example. It was still greenish gold with incredible honeysuckle and wet pavement aromas, crystalline flavors of Asian pear, mandarin orange and honeysuckle. Zippy acidity, moderate sweetness, just everything you want from this genre. Would be all but impossible to peg at 17 years old if tasted blind.

A leaky cork is always a stomach tightening event, unless… the wine is a German Riesling. I can’t tell you how many seeping, spongy corks have given way to reveal fresh-as-a-daisy wines for me over the years. This number from Schloss Schönborn was a perfect example. It was still greenish gold with incredible honeysuckle and wet pavement aromas, crystalline flavors of Asian pear, mandarin orange and honeysuckle. Zippy acidity, moderate sweetness, just everything you want from this genre. Would be all but impossible to peg at 17 years old if tasted blind.

May 30th, 2021
Tom Elliot

Founder Northwest Wines

9.3

I believe this label is (was?) reserved for Schonborn’s best Spätlese of the vintage, and it came from the Pfaffenberg in Hattenheim. This 18 year old prince complemented coconut curry soup with shrimp.

I believe this label is (was?) reserved for Schonborn’s best Spätlese of the vintage, and it came from the Pfaffenberg in Hattenheim. This 18 year old prince complemented coconut curry soup with shrimp.

Oct 18th, 2020
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.0

Lovely balance between petrol and Asian pear and citrus fruit. Moderately sweet (7.5% alc) and rich with a crackling stony underbelly.

Lovely balance between petrol and Asian pear and citrus fruit. Moderately sweet (7.5% alc) and rich with a crackling stony underbelly.

1 person found it helpfulApr 20th, 2017
Andrew S

In a nice spot with a great mix of effervescent fruits, stones, flowers, acidity and the kiss of sweetness.

In a nice spot with a great mix of effervescent fruits, stones, flowers, acidity and the kiss of sweetness.

Apr 30th, 2017
Michael Gallegos

Sales & Hospitality Red Car Winery

9.2

Still young but starting to change ever so slightly. Still prickly/effervescent. Hold

Still young but starting to change ever so slightly. Still prickly/effervescent. Hold

Apr 8th, 2017
Rocio Alicia Gonzalez

Wow

Mar 6th, 2015
Abe Schoener

Owner/Winemaker Scholium Project

9.4

Super good, beautiful, limpid. Very slightly sweet-- in the sphere of rich, rather than saccharine

Super good, beautiful, limpid. Very slightly sweet-- in the sphere of rich, rather than saccharine

May 3rd, 2013
David Metcalf

Drinking very young with lots of potential ahead. On the drier side of Spätlese. I would give this one a few more years.

Drinking very young with lots of potential ahead. On the drier side of Spätlese. I would give this one a few more years.

Nov 2nd, 2016
Brandon Sparks-Gillis

Just delicious. Still young.

Just delicious. Still young.

Jul 30th, 2016
Mo Kio

Perfect wine for this breezy day (hurricane lane) in oahu.

Perfect wine for this breezy day (hurricane lane) in oahu.

Aug 24th, 2018