Twice in a row – not one of Schloss Johannisberg Wines received less than 90 Points by Robert Parker. The whole Range of 2017 & 2018 is within 90 – 97 Points. The 2018 Silberlack is by Robert Parker with 94 Points, the best rated dry wine in the history of Schloss Johannisberg.
Written by Stephan Reinhardt on January 31st, 2020
“Even the best 2018s have higher alcohol levels than usual, and they already taste very accessible due to smoother acidities and round, tasty fruit. Old vines in deep soils and cooler sites also had many advantages to bear elegant and refreshing wines in 2018. A typical problem of the less exciting 2018s is aggressive, poorly integrated acidity or even a lack of any acidity at all. I included very few of those less-exciting wines here and instead focused on the best examples I tasted, many of which are Rieslings from the Rheingau, where a range of producers such as Schloss Johannisberg present another impressive vintage while others were less successful”.