White - Off-dry

2008 Schäfer-Fröhlich Bockenauer Felseneck Riesling Spätlese


  • Germany
  • > Nahe
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Community Tasting Notes 33

  • salil wrote:

    November 30, 2013 - Useful to be able to check into a bottle, but this is really not a wine to be opened right now. It's all about sugary sweetness, with the fruit and mineral flavours very reticent and not emerging even with some time in the glass and vigorous swirling.

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  • Kevin_C wrote: (93 points)

    July 1, 2013 - A chalky medicine, green apple, vegetal, an old unkept refrigerator. Palate gained some weight? Sweet entry leading to a burst of delicious apples with hints of creaminess and a tangy spritz here and there. A really long finish.

  • tantotinto wrote: (91 points)

    February 16, 2013 - Consistent with previous note although it has been over a year since our last bottle. Liquified baked apple with great acidity that keeps it in the fairway. Touch of petrol in the finish. Good match for spicy Cajun Chicken.

  • Chris Newport wrote:

    November 23, 2012 - A bit subdued on the first night, but really opened up into a beautiful young wine on night 2. Little signs of development, still mostly primary on the nose and palate. Delicate and filigreed but countered with a really nice punch of intensity that lingers on the back of the palate. Mostly bright citrus type fruits right now, perhaps some more tropical fruit type flavors mixing in. The acidity really is impressive too... yeah, this is really good. Can be consumed with pleasure now, despite being in it's adolescence, but I am sure this will only get better with some more time in the cellar. Benchmark kind of wine.

  • Anonymous wrote:

    November 8, 2012 - joey tastin wcc

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  • By Joel B. Payne
    January/February 2010, Issue #148 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type White - Off-dry
  • Producer Schäfer-Fröhlich
  • Varietal Riesling
  • Designation Spätlese
  • Vineyard Bockenauer Felseneck
  • Country Germany
  • Region Nahe
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (3%)
  • In Cellars 128 (66%)
  • Consumed 61 (31%)

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