The 2021 Schloss Johannisberg Rotlack Riesling Kabinett is again a fascinating effort from the upper, shallow and often early-ripening part of the grand cru and the cooler, west-facing, late-ripening part. One-third vinified in large oak that has never seen malolactic fermentation and two-thirds in stainless steel tanks, this is a fascinating Kabinett with a clear, coolish, fresh and piquant bouquet and a mouth-tickling character on the juicy, elegant and fruity-grippy palate. The finish is highly stimulating even at this young age. I also like this edgy, unrefined and spontaneous, frank and frisky character of this Kabinett that was bottled with 11% stated alcohol and 24 grams per liter of residual sugar. This is so stimulatingly salty and grippy that it's hard to share the bottle if there isn't a second one. 11% stated alcohol.
(93 pts Robert Parker, 94 pts James Suckling)