The 2018 Schloss Johannisberger Riesling Kabinett Rotlack is intense, ripe and quite intense but fine and elegant on the nose. Lush and round, this is a very elegant, finessed and playful, silky and crystalline Schloss Johannisberger with beautiful sweetness and mineral character. This is a gorgeous wine, though too rich and structured for Kabinett but a serious and expressive, very elegant Rheingau Riesling. The wine was vinified with one-third in large oak vats that didn't undergo the malolactic fermentation like the other two-thirds of the assemblage. The 2018 has been bottled with 22 grams of residual sugar (AP no. 04 19). Tasted in August 2019.