Schloss Schönborn, Hattenheim Nussbrunnen Riesling Auslese Rheingau 1989

Schonborn Auslese 1989 #1Twenty-five years on tasting.

Opaque amber.  Rather one-dimensional.  Burnt toffee flavors.  Undue sweetness.  Bitter finish.  Lacking in all attributes one would expect of an auslese from this producer: balance, class, freshness, complexity.  Clearly a bad bottle (otherwise, why would Schloss Schönborn keep these in their cellars all these years?) but even taking this into account it’s difficult to recommend seeking this offering out.

Schonborn Auslese 1989

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