2022 Schloss Johannisberg Grünlack Riesling Spätlese Rheingau

SKU #1741939 99 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark The nose of this Spatlese makes me think of 18th century engravings of pear and white peach varieties, but that only hints at the enveloping and astonishingly fine fruit that follows on the palate. A masterpiece of finesse, precision and balance, but even that doesn’t say the most important thing, which is the breathtaking leafy freshness and stony clarity at the stunningly long finish. When will it ever stop? From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold. Inner quote mark (7/2023)

94 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2022 Schloss Johannisberg Grünlack Riesling Spätlese opens with a clear, intense, aromatic, savory and flinty bouquet of tropical fruits intertwined with almost slatey, in any case, savory and saline notes. It is perfectly ripe and super precise and irresistible. Rich and lush but fine and elegant on the palate, this is another highlight of the 2022 vintage in the Rheingau. It is incredibly savory, lush and saline. You can't stop swallowing this beauty and picture-book Spätlese. It is mouthwatering without end. This is a fabulous wine of great precision and piquancy! 8% stated alcohol. Natural cork. Tasted at the domaine in September 2023. (SR) Inner quote mark (12/2023)

94 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2022 Riesling Schloss Johannisberg Grünlack Spätlese was harvested at the bottom of the slope with excellent water availability and without any botrytis at all. Bright tangerine and lemon citrus notes make the mouth water before even taking the first sip. More air adds faint notes of passion fruit foliage and then veers back to Navel orange peel. The palate is slender, brimming with sweet citrus, exploding into aromas combining tangerine peel and juice with riper and more tart notions of apricot, peach, lemon and kumquat. Purity, luminosity and lightness are vivid and exquisite here. Lovely balance, vivid freshness, lightness and depth are combined with bravura. There's 8.9g/L acidity and 76g/L residual sweetness, a lovely high-wire act. (Sweet) (NM) Inner quote mark (12/2023)

K&L Notes

94pts Fallstaff Magazine: "Fine, mineral-driven nose, rock flour, ripe citrus, candied lime peel, deep and delicate. On the palate with rich sweetness, lively acidity, very gripping, highly mineral, citrus freshness, spices, enormous drive, great ageing potential and great length. (Ulrich Sautter)." (11/2023)

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