Schloss Johannisberg Riesling Silberlack Grosses Gewächs Trocken 2018
One of the finest dry white Rieslings in Germany
Deep lemon yellow in colour this wine shows complex aromas of mellow apricot and quince, complemented by pear, white floral notes, a hint of smoky minerality and an elegant spiciness in the background. Concentrated on the palate, with a mouthwatering acidity and a long, clean finish.
Schloss Johannisberg is a legendary winery and producer of some of the world’s finest and most highly regarded Riesling wines, thanks to over 900 years of winemaking history.
Silberlack (Silver Seal) is one of the finest dry white Rieslings in Germany. Grapes for the wine were handpicked and fermentation took place in 1,200 litre old oak barrels from Schloss Johannisberg oak and lasted for six weeks. The wine was then left on its fine yeast lees for seven months, adding complexity and weight to the wine.
96 Points - James Suckling