TANZERS MAGAZINE - USA
Ratings - January 2007
2005 Schloss Johannisberger First Growth - 89 points, Stephen Tanzer
"Apricot pit, nutmeg and a touch of lemon oil on the nose. Rather full on the attack, but showing a crisp minerality. Nicely balanced, appealing finish".
2005 Schloss Johannisberger Spatlese - 90 points, Stephen Tanzer
"Subtle aromas of white peach, melon and pineapple. Delicately sweet fruit shows a juicy quality that underscores the acidity. Soft and luscious finish hints at cinnamon spice".
2005 Schloss Johannisberger Beerenauslese - 93 points, Stephen Tanzer
"Smoky, pungent nose dominated by deeply pitched marmaladey botrytis. Candied apricot with a honeyed texture fills the palate, with the viscous tropical fruit given verve by stony minerality. Pure and finely layered on the back".
2005 Schloss Johannisberger Trockenbeerenauslese - 94 points, Stephen Tanzer
"Unctuous aromas of apricot pit, black currant and rich, smoky botrytis. Sumptuous papaya fruit displays an almost viscous texture. Finely spiced and with clear definition on the finish".