2003 Weingut Johannishof Rudesheimer Berg Rottland Rheingau Riesling Spatlese - Printable Version

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- TheEngineer - 05-08-2005 08:01 PM

I think that this wine may have had some faults as there was mold on the cork and it was very moist.

The colour also showed a bit of oxidation....what is it this weekend....

Regardless, the wine did not appear to be too bad for the wear (glad I did not keep this one longer).

Good dense apple and grapefruit nose with a supple mouthfeel. Taste of apple, honey, grapefruit. Good mineral notes with a great LONG finish. $27.

Gonna have to open up another see if this was typical of the taste. Otherwise pretty good!

- TheEngineer - 05-15-2005 08:01 PM

Much nicer second bottle. Mouthfeel is much different, Very supple. Hints of pineapple now too. Much more crisp despite a very heavy mouthfeel. Great long finish.

- Innkeeper - 08-08-2008 07:39 PM

2005 Johannishof, Rheingau, Riesling Kabinett, Johannisberg (G) ($16 Kappy’s). Alcohol level: 10%. We picked this up in ’06 on the way back from the Boston Flower Show.

It gives you a blast of citrus and under ripe pears on the nose and upfront. There is more fruit including grapefruit and guavas along with a distinct minerality and crisp acidity in middle, and the finish lingers on and on. We haven’t had a wine like this since we lived in Germany in the sixties.

We matched it with mussels steamed in white wine, fish stock, garlic/shallots, and herbs; crusty bread, and salad with orange vinaigrette. Wonderful!

- TheEngineer - 08-08-2008 11:10 PM

Sounds like a great bottle! Nice when a bottle brings back some memories.