White - Off-dry

2009 Schäfer-Fröhlich Bockenauer Felseneck Riesling Spätlese

Riesling

  • Germany
  • Nahe
Drink between 2017 - 2031 (Edit)
CT91.5 54 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 35

  • RGCM Gananda Likes this wine: 93 points

    October 17, 2021 - Prior bottle was 26 months ago and this wine continues to show impressively. Apple, peach and tropical notes on the nose along with floral and mineral qualities. Medium bodied with white apple and white peach upfront. Gains depth through the middle, adding yellow peach, white and yellow pineapple and mango. Backside retains excellent acidity along with tart orange, lemon and other citrus qualities. As compared to my prior bottle, the mid-body is opening up nicely, there's increased complexity but at the same time, the acidity is still vibrant and the tart citrus qualities on the back provide excellent balance. At it's present stage, I really enjoy the balance between the mid-body fruit and backside acidity. While I have no doubt this wine has a number of years ahead of it, I suspect I won't be long before I open my next bottle....

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  • thalver wrote:

    September 20, 2021 - Drinking well, some hints of petrol on the nose, less so on the palate, still a bit sweet, but with ample cut to keep it from being cloying. No rush to consume remaining bottle.

  • Paul S wrote: 93 points

    September 17, 2020 - I really liked this when I tasted it upon release, and this showing really solidified the impression. Still in a bit of an adolescence, but this is nevertheless a very solid Spatlese with a long life ahead of it. There was just a hint of kerosene starting to come out on the nose, along with lovely accents of white peach and honeyed pears, these underlined with a twist of citrus and just that little tone of minerality. Where this shone was on the palate - here, it unfolded in the mouth with a lovely creamy flow of stone fruit, sweet apple and pear notes laced with bright citrus acidty, all moving into a nice finish crowned with a little garland of white flowers. A really nicely integrated, whole, and very complete mouthful. A truly lovely wine, just starting to coming into its own now. I will wait a couple of years until the next bottle - I think it will be lovely then.

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  • RGCM Gananda Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 15, 2019 - Prior bottle was nearly 14 months ago and this wine continues to show quite well and like my prior bottle, youthfully. Nose shows apple, pear and peach along with floral notes and mineral qualities. Medium bodied with white orchard fruit upfront (apple and pear), gaining depth through the middle with white peach at first and then more tart tropical qualities (tart orange and pineapple). Backside has plenty of acidity with great vibrancy along with tart orange, lemon and tart peach. Ties in very well to the finish which shows lingering tart whitefruit, excellent acidity and mineral qualities. Fruit complexity, acidity and overall balance are all still high points. Should continue to show at this level for quite a number of years; drinking beautifully now, but no rush.

  • RGCM Gananda Likes this wine: 93 points

    June 27, 2018 - Mix of orchard fruit, (pear, apple, melon), floral and mineral notes on the nose. Medium bodied (7.5% ABV) with a variety of white orchard fruits upfront, especially pear, melon and apple. Excellent mid-body depth as it brings in deeper notes of peach, orange and hints of tropical qualities in the back. It is again the very typical mix of complex, varied fruit notes, coupled with concentration and acidity that defines this wine vintage after vintage (my 6th so far, with 2015 and 2016 waiting in the cellar). Backside is defined by tart fruit notes (orange, lemon, peach and pineapple) and acidity. I never would have guessed this wine is nearly nine years old. Based the acidity alone, I would have guessed a much more recent vintage. Finishes with mineral qualities, floral notes and echoing fruit. This wine has ripeness to it, but not really sweetness, thanks to the balancing acidity. I will save my next bottle for sometime in 2019, but this has years and years to go.

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  • By Joel B. Payne
    January/February 2011, IWC Issue #154 (link)

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  • By Michael Schmidt
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    (Schäfer-Fröhlich, Bockenauer Felseneck Riesling Erste Lage Spätlese Nahe White) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2010, Issue #26, The 2009ers from Germany- Another Absolutely Stellar Vintage That Will Give the 2007ers A Run For Their Money

    (Bockenaur Felseneck Riesling Spätlese- Weingut Schäfer-Fröhlich) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • 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 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 256 (62%)
  • Consumed 158 (38%)

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