Seductive — dare to say sexy nose — with quince, honey and some botrytis present backed by minerality and florality. Medium sweet on palate, rich but also delicate. Rather disjointed right now because acidity/13g tartaric is highlighted, needing time to mellow. An outstanding wine that offers ripe fruit and some bitterness due to botrytis. Will offer a lot of pleasure over the next 15 years at least. Ioannis Karakasis

WHO: Schloss Johannisberg
WHAT: Riesling
WHERE: Germany, Rheingau
WHEN: 2010
HOW MUCH: $96