2018 Schloss Johannisberg Purpurlack Riesling Beerenauslese
Riesling - 375ML
2018 Schloss Johannisberg Purpurlack Riesling Beerenauslese
  • JS 100
  • WA 97
  • WS 95

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JS 100
jamessuckling.com, September 2019
This has a really incredible smell! Nectar of apricots, mangoes and peaches, so clean and so pure, explodes out the glass. The concentration is staggering with such purity and smooth delivery and a seamless turn of sugar...   This has a really incredible smell! Nectar of apricots, mangoes and peaches, so clean and so pure, explodes out the glass. The concentration is staggering with such purity and smooth delivery and a seamless turn of sugar to refreshing acidity. The flavors of intense apricots and yellow nectarines carry so so long. Every aspect is perfectly balanced. Golden elixir, so so pure! Drink over decades.  
WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2020
"The crown of the vintage (as long as the TBA has not yet been bottled)," said Stefan Doktor, when he served me the 2018 Schloss Johannisberger Riesling Beerenauslese Purpurlack. Picked during the whole main harvest...   "The crown of the vintage (as long as the TBA has not yet been bottled)," said Stefan Doktor, when he served me the 2018 Schloss Johannisberger Riesling Beerenauslese Purpurlack. Picked during the whole main harvest period between mid-September and mid-October, the golden-yellow wine is very clear and concentrated on the fresh and zesty, very complex and aromatic nose that displays stewed apricot and lemon chutney aromas intertwined with wholemeal bread notes. Intense and very elegant on the palate, this is a noble, sweet and spicy-piquant BA in a very digestible and stimulating style. The 2018 is highly precise and stimulatingly fresh and crystalline, even salty, and the balance here is really remarkable. It's a TBA, in fact, according to the analytical data that states 275 grams of residual sugar and a total acidity of nine grams per liter. A total of 290 liters were filled last June, with 7.5% alcohol. Tasted in August 2019. - SR  
WS 95
Wine Spectator, February 2021
An enticing combination of richness and delicacy, this white shows a creamy texture that is offset by powerful acidity. Candied lemon, honey and spice notes ride the racy structure, persisting through the long finish...   An enticing combination of richness and delicacy, this white shows a creamy texture that is offset by powerful acidity. Candied lemon, honey and spice notes ride the racy structure, persisting through the long finish, creating a nice tension between the sweetness and tangy acidity. An enticing mix of spice and dried fruit brings you back for another sip. Drink now through 2040. 63 cases made, 12 cases imported. — AZ  
Category Description
Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Riesling
Country Germany
Region Rheingau
Vintage 2018
Size 375ML
Percent alcohol 7.5%
Closure Cork