I tasted a 60-year-old Auslese from Schloss Johannisberg in 2003 at a Master of Wine tasting and I was so impressed I never forgot itXenia Irwin MW, Wine Buyer Waitrose Cellar
It was 2003 and I had the honour of tasting a range of old sweet wines from all over Europe. The wine from Schloss Johannisburg was a 1945 Riesling Auslese, which had been hidden in a concrete vault during World War 2. Although coloured deeply brown from age, I was astonished by its freshness and purity, complexity and power. I then realised, and
quickly appreciated the innate quality of this special estate. Their vines and winemaking traditions year after year produce phenomenal wines.
So, over 10 years later, when I came across the opportunity to purchase a parcel of wines from this historic vineyard, I jumped at the chance. With this, I am absolutely delighted to announce that we have parcels of 3 different wines from Schloss Johannisberg. Available exclusively at Waitrose Cellar.