1982 Schloss Schönborn Hattenheimer Pfaffenberg Riesling Spätlese, Rheingau
Opened alongside the 1994 Schloss Schönborn. The oldest white wine I've ever tasted, and it was wonderful.
Dark, moldy, stained cork. Again, still intact and drew out cleanly. Great cellars in Germany. This wine was totally different than the 1994 Kabinett. Deep golden in colour, with a luminous rim. Very open bouquet. Musky, with lots of petrol character, stewed apples, and honey. Follows through on the palate, with great balance. Sweetness holding on, counterbalancing the acidity perfectly. Very long, chlorine-like finish. Very good length.
An excellent wine, very delicious. Perfect weight, at 9.5% alcohol. Maybe could have shown better 3 or 4 years ago, but this is an exceptional wine.