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WTN: 2003 Schloss Schonborn, Hattenheimer Pfaffenberg Kabinett

by Redwinger » Sun Dec 17, 2006 9:42 pm

2003 Schloss Schonborn, Hattenheimer Pfaffenberg Kabinett (#2 04) 9.5% abv
I essentially passed on the 2003 German Rieslings, however I just could not resist this one in the bargain bin for $2. A touch of sulphur on the nose that dissipated with some air time. Ripe apricot and melon but that was about it. The wine lacked character/verve/focus/acidity and dare I say it was cloying. Not much in the way of finish. I enjoyed the 2001 and 2002s from this producer, but this 2003 was ...bleh!

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Re: WTN: 2003 Schloss Schonborn, Hattenheimer Pfaffenberg Kabinett

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:00 am

In a good year, a very reliable wine eh.
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Re: WTN: 2003 Schloss Schonborn, Hattenheimer Pfaffenberg Kabinett

by Bill Hooper » Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:41 am

Two Dollars? Hell, when life gives you 2003 German Riesling, make Weincreme with it!


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Re: WTN: 2003 Schloss Schonborn, Hattenheimer Pfaffenberg Kabinett

by David M. Bueker » Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:30 am

Schloss Schonborn has not been a reliable prducer since the '70s. Every once in a while there are signs of a resurgance, then they fall right back down. It's too bad, as they have some marvelous vineyard sites.
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Re: WTN: 2003 Schloss Schonborn, Hattenheimer Pfaffenberg Kabinett

by Redwinger » Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:20 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:Schloss Schonborn has not been a reliable prducer since the '70s. Every once in a while there are signs of a resurgance, then they fall right back down. It's too bad, as they have some marvelous vineyard sites.

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Thanks for your response.
The 01's and 02's from them that I have had quite possibly were a positive abberation as I found them to be very good to excellent Rheingau. This 03 was pretty awful and perhaps is more indicative of longer term inconsistency at this house that you cite. FWIW, I sampled one of their 2005's (don't recall vineyard) a few months back and while it was not terrible, it was quite ordinary.

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Re: WTN: 2003 Schloss Schonborn, Hattenheimer Pfaffenberg Kabinett

by Rahsaan » Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:04 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:Schloss Schonborn has not been a reliable prducer since the '70s..


What do you think of the 2005s? I liked a few, although didn't need to buy.
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Re: WTN: 2003 Schloss Schonborn, Hattenheimer Pfaffenberg Kabinett

by David M. Bueker » Tue Dec 19, 2006 2:32 pm

Rahsaan wrote:
David M. Bueker wrote:Schloss Schonborn has not been a reliable prducer since the '70s..


What do you think of the 2005s? I liked a few, although didn't need to buy.


Haven't tasted them yet.
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